Frank's Place - Home
Trips and Travels
U.S. Tour
Frank's Spoiled Movie Endings
The Nest
Frank's Chicks
Duck Dispatch
Under the Down
My GuestMap
My Blog and Journal
Frank's Shop
Site Map and Search
Everything Else
Email Me


Four Corners + Grand Canyon  
Starting Location:  The Nest Ending Location:  Needles, California
Weather There:  Slight breeze, 67°F

Weather Here:  

98°F (just cooled from 113°F)
Starting Time:  8:00am 8:13am 8:28am (PDT) Ending Time:  5:45 (PDT)
Starting Mileage:  204,985 miles Ending Mileage:  205,702 miles

As things go, a bit of a vanilla day. The trip itself was mostly a wandering around the Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah bits, and a teeny touch into Nevada. The problem with departing from Wicktonville, though, is it takes a bit of work to get to the starting point.

8:00am The planned departure time. It didn't happen.
8:13am We actually got out of the driveway.
8:28am The car finally made it to the interstate; my travel companion, Peep, needed Starbucks, it seems...
9:37am We bounced by one of the fine California roadside rest stops. Stoopid Starbucks...
11:40am Bakersfield, ho! After grabbing some lunch fixin's, I headed over to a local park.
12:16pm The travel party relied on -- and blamed -- me for the selection of a park for lunch. Certainly, we found shade away from the 101°F heat, but Saunders Park seemed unpleasant to my discriminating guests.
12:19pm Park selection aside, Peep and I broke bread all the same.
12:41pm Clearing out of the park (after properly disposing of our rubbish), we ducked into Wendy's for a Frosty. Did I mention it was 101°F out there?
12:50pm Back on Highway 58 and headin' toward the California state line.
1:51pm Given my penchant for Diet Pepsi and that I travel in a Ford, it was time for fuel in Mojave.
3:06pm Another visit to a roadside rest stop... this time, the blame goes to the liter of Diet Pepsi.
3:50pm Yup, another roadside rest stop.
5:45pm After hitting the fine Motel 6 and being assigned to room 129, I hopped back into the car to check out beautiful Needles, California. Beautiful being relative, of course...
6:57pm Okay, so the recent rain storm that brought the town from 113°F down to a mere 98°F wasn't very impressive to me... the weather was still hot and muggy. So I hit in the Denny's and had a marginal dinner served by an equally marginal server, Danny.
10:41pm It was lights out for me after sitting through a movie on DVD I brought with... to spoil, of course.


Home | About Me | Legal Disclaimer     © all rights reserved,