London Bridge Ain’t Falling Down, Falling Down, Falling Down…

12/7/13

I woke up and hung out for bit in the morning with Jeff and Jenn.  I took a rather Hot/COLD shower as Jeff started a new load of laundry.  No worries as it woke me up and prepared me for the cold weather that had been sweeping across the desert for the past few days.

I loaded the van and we met up at Freddy’s, a fast food burger place.  We ate our meal and said our good byes.  I enjoyed my time with the family, but it was time to move on.

Before I left I decided to get an oil change at a Jiffy Lube.  This took about an hour.  Not as Jiffy as I thought it would be, but I was on the road again and heading for London…The London Bridge that is…The London Bridge that was rebuilt in Lake Havasu, AZ.

I enjoyed the drive through the desert.

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It was getting dark and I was a little disappointed that I would be there in the dark, but I did see a great sunset on the way.

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When I arrived I was shocked at the number of people there.  When I found a parking place I got out and noticed tons of people on the banks of the river with fire pits, grills, lots of food, and Christmas music.  I just so happened to arrive the night they were to do the Christmas Light Boat Parade.  I stuck around and took some pictures.  It was quite a festive family event.  I took off right before the end knowing that I would get stuck in traffic if I stayed.  I started heading towards Needles, CA.  I gained another hour crossing the border, but it didn’t feel like it.  I decided to stop in Needles at a Cafe on historic route 66.  I realized that Michelle and I had eaten here before.  That’s when it really hit me…

It’s been cold, there’s supposed to be a snow storm through parts of California I was planning on going to.  I couldn’t see any other option but to go home.  The plan was to surprise Michelle and arrive on Sunday so that we could spend the day together.  After eating I felt a bit revived and drove until I reached a rest stop outside of Barstow.  It was only 9pm on my newly changed clock, but I was tired so I slept.

 

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