Same trip.... back the other way.... Bullhead City to Bakersfield
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We arrived in Bullhead City and ate at Perkins Restaurant. I don't want to talk about it .... I wanted a local restaurant but didn't know of any to recommend... so Perkins it was. The meal was good. But I still don't want to talk about it.....
Sunday morning we ate at David's mom's house. It was oatmeal and fruit. Actually better than a restaurant. We shopped at Ross for several hours and went to coffee. We went to Avi for dinner. (Avi is a casino on the Nevada side). David read that the Avi Indian Harvest Buffet had Greek food. We found the buffet but it didn’t have Greek food. It had a large amount of Mexican food, Italian food, Chinese food, some meats and a million desserts. We decided to stay. I got Chinese food and practiced with chopsticks.
Our moms wanted to go play on the penny machines. David and I wanted to find an internet connection and my dad wanted to play 21. David and I found out the internet would connect in the food court by Panda and Subway. My dad has macular degeneration and has limited vision in the dark. He got set up in the card area. He did amazingly well maneuvering and playing cards at the different tables. But he didn’t come out a huge winner. Our mothers found a penny machine and gambled their hearts out. My mom was the big winner of the night with $12.42. She did have $12.43 but dad dropped a penny… (Oh… the harassment he has gotten about that darned penny).
Monday morning David took me to a place to use the internet while everyone got ready for breakfast. It was called the Fire House. It was a great place with lots of police and fire things. I really enjoyed it and the coffee I had. But they were no longer serving breakfast when everyone got there soooo...... We went to breakfast at IHOP…. I don’t want to talk about it. I wanted a local restaurant but I didn’t know of any.(I know I am repeating myself…) The breakfast was actually quite good. I do have to say IHOP has it together…. Their only issue is the macaroni and cheese on the children’s menu …. Everyone adult wants it and they only offer it to under 12’s unless the manager approves it……. That’s a big mistake because I have only been to IHOP two times in the last 35 years and both times the mac and cheese were an issue….
We shopped part of the day. David was our driver. My mom hadn’t shopped in a long time and OMG… she is a shopping fool. Wow. She bought Dad ten shirts. When she finally wore out we went home to regroup. Helen chose a little restaurant near her house. It was a really cute restaurant called De Angelo on Riverside Drive. It was a tiny little place. Great salad bar. Great ravioli. Great Eggplant parmesan. Fun waitresses. Local place. I was happy. The prices were incredibly reasonable.
We decided we would stay until Wednesday. But sadly when we saw the weather for the Los Angeles and San Bernardino area David decided we have to leave early as the winds were supposed to reach 40 MPH with heavy rain and we are driving a van.
On Tuesday morning(after first going to a coffee shop with wi fi to show Helen and my mom the blogs and pictures. We then shopped some and did some exchanging of the prior days purchases) we headed out towards Eureka. We expected rain and wind.
As we drove the wind was whipping and the rain was pelting on the windshield. Then it got ice particles then sleet then we got SNOW! Lots and lots of snow.
Bad news for us as it’s a new van and we hadn’t purchased chains yet. (it’s on our list now). We drove across the desert towards the Tehachapi mountains on highway 58.
We loaded back up…. It was a little exciting to see the snow… every once in a while mom would roll down the window so I could take a picture without the window tinting…. We crested the highest part and the snow stopped and it began to warm up. The rest of the trip to Bakersfield was uneventful….but at least I saw some snow…..
We decided to stay at the La Quinta again.