essentially i’ve been here in this state for a week and half and the mileage on both rental cars [yes we had one. now we have another.] is most definitely in the thousands.
so on the afternoon of July 20th, we landed in san francisco, got car #1 and immediately drove to the LA area. 6 hours. so we stayed in the LA area and drove around it until the 26th. Hollywood, Beverly Hills, blah blah blah. the 26th, we drive to Vegas. 6 hours. check in to the stratosphere. stayed one night and trucked to the grand canyon. mind you, the low temperature for this time period was 100 degrees. so going to the grand canyon, we get a flat tire in the desert. oooh joy. that of course didn’t stop my parents. we still made it to the canyon and took unnecessarily large amounts of pictures as is customary. we somehow made it back to vegas on a spare doughnut tire [granted it took 3 hours] and we were still able to watch criss angel’s show at the luxor. the next day we ate at a revolving restaurant at the top of the stratosphere. two words: sky jump. after, we returned to the LA area in car #2 to see more relatives. two nights and then we were on the road again. this time we went up towards norcal. my parents had the bright idea of stopping at a bunch of areas. santa barbara, solvang, san luis obispo, and hearst castle. it took us a total of 14 hours to get to where we are now; the bay area.