The End of the Road

Ahhhh, no more driving for a while.

I am writing this post because several people asked me for an update about our trip across the Western United States.

The boys are in the pool at the LAX Travelodge. Nothing about a motel matters when you are a boy under 12 except that it has a pool. I had forgotten. It’s good to remember.

We drove over 1600 miles once you add in the extra mileage around Los Angeles and the Petrified Forest National Park. Just about 2 hours ago I delivered our Jeep Grand Cherokee to Matson Transport at Port Long Beach. I hired a sedan to pick us up and transport us to our motel. We can now relax for a while because our flight isn’t until tomorrow evening. I personally just want to get one good night’s sleep before I hop on the 7 hour flight to Hawaii.

Where do I begin? We truly have had a grand time. In short, we stayed our first night in Amarillo, Texas; night two took place in Flagstaff, Arizona; the third night was in Kingman, Arizona; last night was in Long Beach, California at the Hotel Queen Mary; and, finally, we will sleep tonight in Los Angeles.

For the rest, well, pictures are much better than words. I will say this – thank you, Dad, for enabling us to ride the Grand Canyon Rail from Williams, Arizona to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. My dad served in Transportation for the United States Army for 20 years and ran a train during the Vietnam War.

I also wanted to let David Owen, our good friend from Royal Leimington Spa in England, know that we took that train line as he has a great fondness for trains and he went with us the first time our children ever rode a train.

We love and miss you Mommy and Regan!!!! We can’t wait to see you in Kona!!!

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