Saturday, February 16, 2013

From the road's end


My son and I took off late on Wednesday and arrived in San Diego today only slightly worse for the wear. We checked into our hotel after an afternoon of apartment hunting, and now I find myself wondering if I'm going to be able to bear the loud mouthed teenager in the pool all night long. It's around 80 degrees here and will be cooler tomorrow. With luck, the loud mouth will be out of the pool soon, isn't in an adjacent room tonight and will find the high temp of 65 degrees tomorrow to be too cold for the pool.

Tomorrow we will resume apartment hunting, though it's all obscenely expensive and we should just get it over with and make a decision. There is one strong contender.  It's a wee little apartment and I'm deep in shock over what you don't get for the money here, but it's in a nice area within walking distance of shops, restaurants and is near the ocean.

Posting from my iPad could be fussy, but I thought you'd like to know where we've been. We drove from Michigan, through Illinois & Indiana and have seen parts of The Mother Road in Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico.  We have run over tumbleweed, seen more trains than we could count, and ate the best chicken fried steak in a Route 66 diner in Oklahoma.  I had my doubts when the waitress brought me a plate of beige food covered in white gravy, but take my word, it was delicious. I think it was called Clayton's, or some such thing. I will also forever dream of the fresh potato chips I inhaled in a steakhouse in Amarillo. They were sublime. Last night we had dinner in Sedona after a white knuckled rim drive down a mountain and while it was delicious, I was too exhausted to really appreciate the food.

Pictures later, as I really don't have the energy to fight with this device, and I left my laptop behind.  Hope you're all well. I might have a chance to catch up a bit tomorrow.

14 comments:

Brenda said...

Glad to hear you are doing well. East and West coast living is soooo different than ours. I am always floored when I hear those prices. I hope you can find something suitable soon as Brian gets on his feet.

Finding Pam said...

It is good to see a post from you. I hope your apartment hunting goes better tomorrow.

Rositta said...

Good to hear you are well. Have fun...ciao

Jane Galley said...

So glad you have arrived safely, hope everything else falls into place

Cache-Mire said...

I know where you mean about the white knuckle ride into Sedona! Too scared to enjoy the scenery!! Glad you had a safe journey and hope you find the perfect place. Keep knitting:-)

Hugs,
Terri

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

i love sedona! and try to get to old town for some wonderful mexican food in san diego while you are there.

blog press is a free app for the ipad and makes posting on it a dream.

smiles, bee
xoxoxooxxo

SapphireBlue said...

Stay safe deary!

peggyln said...

Welcome to California! Sorry about the sticker shock. Anything near the ocean will be over the top. But now you have a reason to come visit often.

NCmountainwoman said...

Good time to be out of Michigan. Good luck with the apartment hunting.

Stephanie V said...

So glad you made it! I've never been to San Diego so I'm looking forward to your photos - plus those of your trip west.

Good luck with the apartment hunting...it's a horrible experience at the best of times.

Ruth said...

Good luck with the apartment hunting.

Sounds great drive.

Alice said...

Glad you made it safely.
Ahh yes, my old Greyhound bus ride from Michigan to school in Portales N.M.
Good luck with the hunt.

The Bug said...

So glad to see you made it safely! I LOVE chicken fried steak - I might have to track down that diner if we ever make our trip out west that we talk about...

bettyjf1 said...

Rudee That's so exciting! You're in my old stomping grounds.. sort of We're from Murrieta just north east of San Diego. San Diego is really expensive but beautiful. Much better than LA (no offense to LA - I'm originally from that area) Sedona is a beautiful place. You MAY have driven right past my house coming through Phoenix. We're in Waddell.. Near Surprise. North west valley.. Have a safe trip home!