|last day in San Diego had me out early on the golf course|
|Meredith was pissed - but it was good to see her, Hilda, & Rose @ Casa|
|my last meal at Casa de Luz was heavenly|
|I mean it was GOOD!|
The last few hours in town I spent with Jen & Linus Bucko Jones - sadly no pictures. After exploring the Tuesday night food truck pod on ADAMS Avenue, we ended up at the fancy El Zarape. I finally saw the Bachelorette and at 10pm I said goodbye and hit the highway. I only made it about 40 miles to the rest area at Buckman Springs Road before I bedded down for the night.
FUN FACT that's not so fun: According to Mark Waters this exit off I-8 is where Gator turned off the freeway to head into the desert to bury the surfboard bag.
|I slept soundly and was on the road before dawn / soaking at Holtville soon after|
|From Van der Linden Road I moved north up S33 to 5 Palms for a soak.|
|Jen Jones was going to Salvation Mountain on FRI so I figured I should go too|
|I played a round of horseshoes with BOB GREEN right here 6 years prior|
|over to the SLAB CITY pool for a blunt|
|not the best overview of the pool - see the CREATURE improvements|
|From Slab City I went south to Hwy 78 and east through Glamis|
|Met the elderly owners of this VW at a rest stop. They bought it new in Germany|
|crossed over the COLORADO River outside of Blythe|
|across some mountains|
|It's rare that I'm on I-10 to be able to stop in Tonopah at this hot springs|
|It was a pay to soak & was far from epic but I was glad for my 3rd soak of the day and another notch in my soakers belt|
As it got dark I drove into Phoenix and ended up in front of the Martin residence.