Drive, stop for gas, drive, stop for gas, drive, stay at mediocre hotel, repeat next day.
Now we did see some neat things along the way from the window of our truck and we did make a few stops.
One of the first stops we made was to the 45th Infantry Division Museum in Oklahoma. It was very interesting. They had tons of old tanks and airplanes from WWII and the Vietnam War. Inside the museum was more like a history of weaponry. They had guns from pretty much every war. The most interesting part was the items from Hitler's apartment. I've always had such an interest in Hitler and the Holocaust.
|Some of Hitler's belongings|
One of the next things we did was to drive down some of old Route 66. This was very tricky because most of the old highway is now I-40. The part we did get to go down was pretty interesting. We saw lots of desert, but did see some old gas stations and old towns. Wish we had stopped to explore, but time wasn't on our side that day. We stopped at a restaurant for lunch on the old highway and it was pretty good. It was called Johnnie's Grill.
The last real sight that we saw was amazing. It was (drum roll please...) the Grand Canyon! For someone like me who has never been out west this was so exciting. It is definitely something you have to see and no pictures do it justice. It's very beautiful, but the fear of falling loomed over me the whole time I was there. No falls thank god. Oh and I'm pretty sure we were the only Americans there lol. Everyone spoke a different language.
|"It's the Circle of Liiiffee"|
|Yea, I don't know why I went out that far. I was scared the whole time!|
When we finally made it to NAS Lemoore, I was pleasantly surprised. I picture tumbleweed galore and nothing but dust and desert. Well, all of that is here, but they really work hard to make the base look good. There's lots of trees and grass on the base. The base itself is surrounded by agriculture. Fields of plants and cows are everywhere.
What I have seen of Cali so far is very different than what I am used to, but it's nice to have a change. I look forward to exploring more of this state.