Monday, May 31, 2010

Making our way to LA

Palm Springs...


We thought this was a cute little town with a lot of spas and people with their shirts off that shouldn't probably have them off.


The Chinese Theater is right across from our hotel. We lucked out and somehow got tickets for the movie that was in the main huge theater. It was really fun!!

Tomorrow we will be going to Santa Monica, Malibu, and Santa Barbara which is where we will stay the night.

Thank you so much for the comments we have fun reading them!!

Filter is playing at our hotel. they sing "do you want to take my picture" and "hey man nice shot"
We are going to try to watch somehow.....
Ate at Mels diner. Now we are at a super dive bar- Power House. Then we are going to McGruber at Chinese Theater!!!
We checked into Hotel Roosevelt on Hollywood blvd. And at the desk I saw Brett from Flight of the Concords!! I stared at him inappropriately.
The best rap songs have whistles- California Love
Already in traffic and we are 1 1/2 hours outside LA.
In Palm Springs eating!! John is going to take his shirt off to blend in with the locals.
Have had to go to the bathroom for about 20 minutes. Finally we see an exit and it is apparently the set of the movie Deliverance, super scary.
We are in California!!
There is a website called Roadsideamerica and it lists all the little roadside things you can see. For example-the thing. John wants to stop at them ALL...

LA here we come!!

Happy Memorial Day!

We are so excited to go to LA, I have never been there and John has been for work...that couldn't have been very fun.

Not too excited about getting in the car and my booty going numb again but we have to.
We are not quite sure what time zone we are in, we thought Mountain but I think we are already 2 hours different. So we thought we were running late now we are ahead of schedule.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

We went to White Sands National Monument and it was awesome! As far as we could see were white sand dunes!!! It was definitely worth the detour.


"The Thing" was not worth stopping for, it is hard to put into words but basically it was a bunch of old junk that used to be "the thing". For example old cars, old sewing machines, old sorry but crap they made us walk through 3 barns looking at. It was strange.


At Giligan's in Scottsdale...everything is miniature-sized and you can spin the Wheel of Death and get fed a shot by a little person...boom goes the dynamite...
At dinner-
K-"hi we're from Texas can u take our picture"
after eating- here is a sundae on the house!
J-"Looks like your excessive backstories paid off"
We made it to Scottsdale and are tired of being in the car. "The thing" was a whole lot of NOthing. I will post pics tonight.
Hours of driving and nothing to be seen....
We are about to stop and see "the thing" we have no idea what this will be. We shall see.
Los Cruces, can't find food but can find 30 packs of Miller Lite for $13.99 at Walgreens.
Leaving White Sands National Monument, white sand dunes as far as you can see!!
Just passed through US border patrol
BP-"Are you US citizens?"
Us-"Yes"
BP-"ok"
The car in front of us was searched, I think we just witnessed racial profiling
Turns out our morning song is Lollipop- thanks a lot Lil Wayne....

Day 2 heading to Scottsdale, AZ

We are up bright and early and get a free hot breakfast!! John is pumped about that. We are first heading to White Sands National Monument. We had not planned on going to White Sands but it came highly recommended so we are doing a small detour that will probably add 2 hours to our day, so we should be driving about 8 hours.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

EL PASO,TX


We expected to arrive in El Paso at 9:30 and somehow we are here at 6.
The drive went well, it was much prettier than we expected.
We are unsure as to how close to the border we are, and we decided we don't really want to know.
Pic of the day....

Turns out the world's largest swimming pool is also the world's most ghetto pool. Full of Memorial day weirdos, we refused to pay $7 each.
Ozona TX
We just ate lunch at Cafe Next Door, headed to the largest pool in the World in Balmorhea
It took a while to get everything in the car since I brought 3 mths worth and will only be there 3 wks, John brought 3 wks worth and is staying 3 mths. Oops
Here we go!!
8:30 and we are packed up and leaving Austin.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

In case you were wondering

Since this is both of our blog we didn't know who to put for the user so we randomly chose Ned Ryerson from Groundhog Day....


Memorable quotes forGroundhog Day (1993) More at IMDbPro »

Ned: Phil? Hey, Phil? Phil! Phil Connors? Phil Connors, I thought that was you!
Phil: Hi, how you doing? Thanks for watching. [Starts to walk away]
Ned: Hey, hey! Now, don't you tell me you don't remember me because I sure as heckfire remember you.
Phil: Not a chance.
Ned: Ned... Ryerson. "Needlenose Ned"? "Ned the Head"? C'mon, buddy. Case Western High.
I did the whistling belly-button trick at the high school talent show? Bing! Got the shingles real bad senior year, almost didn't graduate? Bing, again. I dated your sister Mary Pat a couple times until you told me not to anymore? Well?
Phil: Ned Ryerson?
Ned: Bing!
Phil: Bing.


Ned: Phil? Phil: Ned? [Punches Ned in the face]

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Hello There

A tad? A tad, Lloyd? You drove almost a sixth of the way across the country in the wrong direction! Now we don't have enough money to get to Aspen, we don't have enough money to get home, we don't have enough money to eat, we don't have enough money to sleep!
-Dumb and Dumber

We are about to head out in three weeks to California!!

If you would like to see our journey you can click on the link below :)

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