From LA to Needles

Needles Travel Blog

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After leaving Los Angeles LAX at about 0930am first we stopped at Wall Markt to get some supplies for the car. We bought drinks and a cooler for in the car, so we didn't have to stop when we were on the road. Our second  was in Desert Hot Springs just a quick photo stop while stoping at a sort of visitor's centre/museum. It was closed so we stopped only for a few minutes. By this time temperature was approching the 100 degrees (fahrenheit) so pretty hot. We were glad getting back in the car en turning on the AC. Second town we stoped was Twentynine Palms. This town is 'famous' about the training facility for the US military for training there soldiers for there deployment for Irak.

Stop on route 66 at a town called Amboy
Weather and landscape conditions are pretty much the same. Driving on the highway 62 at Twentynine Palms we took the exit to Amboy Rd towards the town of Amboy on the famous route 66. There we stopped for gas and had a chat with a local motorcycle driver telling us a little bit about the story of route 66. Hey lived all his live in Kingman also on the route 66.

Our final destination that day was Needels 307 miles from Los Angeles. Our first stop was the dinner stop were we had some mexican food and a bottle of beer. Tasted good after a long day driving. Then we searched for our hotel, we took the Best Western Royal Inn 
just next to the colorado river, fine hotel good prices and a nice swimmingpool. After check in that is what we did using the pool for some cooling down. Temperature was still way up even when the sun went down. We left the pool at about 0930pm and went back too our room were we went to bed and dreamed about our first day of our trip!!

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Stop on route 66 at a town called …
Stop on route 66 at a town called…
Jasmyn at our Rentalcar
Jasmyn at our Rentalcar
First shopping
First shopping
Driving into the desert
Driving into the desert
First stop!
First stop!
Little museum
Little museum
Jasmyn driving
Jasmyn driving
Temperatures going UP!
Temperatures going UP!
Famous route 66
Famous route 66
Arriving in Needles
Arriving in Needles
Supper!
Supper!
Our Rental
Our Rental
Dennis behind the wheels!
Dennis behind the wheels!
Our Hotel in needles
Our Hotel in needles
The pool
The pool
Needles
photo by: penxor