Friday, September 24, 2010

On The Way Back to Phoenix -- Part I

Vintage gas station.

Coming back from California I decided to take the scenic route, which one is that you may ask? Well, in my case it's the same long and boring desert route except I decided to take my sweet time.

I left my sister's house at around 1:00 pm and after gassing up the Stang I headed towards I-10. As I hit the Pomona area I encountered lots of traffic, at first I thought it was due to the holiday weekend but then I realize that all the backed up traffic was merging right and exiting on two specific exits. I had no clue as to what was going on until I was back in Phoenix and I was told that the L.A. County fair started on that weekend.

First stop, food stop.

A few years back on our way to L.A. mi chicaand I were getting hungry, she said she craved a particular type of food and she spoke of Lucy's a well known fast food Mexican/American food restaurant that has virtually over a hundred items in the menu, at the same time I saw a Harley Davidson dealership and so I took the next exit. The dealership happened to be closed but on our way back to the freeway she spotted a restaurant and said, "I bet you anything you want that that restaurant has what I want", you know what it did. Gus Jr. restaurant has one of those wall menus with over a hundred items, both Mexican and American and it did have what she wanted. A pastrami. After that time, we made it a point to always stop there to eat on our way back to Phoenix. This time I stopped by myself and enjoyed a pastrami and chili fries.

Love their pastramis and chili fries.

So on my way to West Covina I stopped at a Loves Truck stop and bought this cool basebal jersey I liked, unfortunately it didn't fit me so on my way back I stopped to exchange it. That was stop number two.


You know that famous stop by the freeway with the dinosaurs? That was supposed to be stop number two but thanks to a big rig that blocked my exit I couldn't do it, so I am saving that one for the next time. So back on the highway I headed towards Phoenix again and then had stop number three. Chiriaco Summit.

General Patton's Museum is there, so I parked the car and started taking pictures of all the war tanks on display there.


Then of course the mandatory car shot with the tanks on the background.



Wanda said...

I'm so glad you travel with your camera in your holster... You shoot some great pictures and find the most unique places.....

Glad you're home safe and sound.

MrManuel said...

That Patton museum looks awesome!

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