Day 1 – Kingman, AZ

Twenty years ago today I left the east coast and drove to California.  Today I’m leaving California to drive back to the east coast.  This time I have 2 extra people with me, my children. 

We left Cypress, CA and drove for what seemed like we drove forever but one and half hours later we stopped in Barstow, CA.   We stopped at  State Line where I lost money in the machines.   The kids were bored so we moved on.  Next stop Hoover Dam.  We parked and walked to the visitors center and the kids bought some DAM trinkets.   Are you excited yet?  Well, neither were they!  We are 4 hours out of CA and I get … Are we there yet?  We started for Kingman and realized that we forgot to get gas.  But someone was watching over me because out of nowhere there appeared a gas sign!   I turned off the road and followed a small winding road that went on forever and as we made the last turn, the car spuddered and there it was…one lonely gas pump sitting by a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains.  Talk about divinity!  We continued on to Kingman.  The sunset was magnificent.  We arrived just before a rain stom hit. 

So as we snuggle into our cozy hotel beds, I can say that day one all things considered was quite successful.

Thanks for stopping by and check in tomorrow as we go to the Grand Canyon.