So on Thursday we planned to head off from Moab through Nevada. We didn't know where we would be staying or how far we'd get. Vegas was a possibility but with Hopi that was not going to be much fun. There are not many places in the desert so at the last minute we changed plans and headed south towards Flagstaff, Arizona. From there we would head west again and eventually join Interstate 15. So off we went, back to an area that we had visited a couple of times before, once when we were doing research for Ginnie's novel, in Hopi and Navajo territory. We really love Arizona.
This route took us through some stunning scenery in both Utah and Arizona. It is extraordinary how the color of the rock changes and the rock formations are incredible especially through Monument Valley, AZ. Hopi had ever actually been to Hopiland so this was his first experience. I don't think he cared much!
We got to Flagstaff in good time and decided to drive a little further so we would have a shorter day on Friday when we wanted to get to Central Coast of California. I'm glad we did. We ended up staying in a Best Western Plus in Kingman, AZ and it was a great room, pet friendly with an excellent shower, comfortable bed and good price. We ordered pizza and watched the preparations for the Royal Wedding - another reason I didn't get to blog that evening!
Yesterday we drove from Kingman to Cayucos, CA where we are staying in a condominium suite. Everything in the area is pretty booked up and we weren't really prepared for that. It is a little disappointing for the price, but at least we can settle here for three days and explore the beauty of San Luis Opisbo and Paso Robles. And we get to see and hear the Pacific Ocean from our bedroom.
It is almost surreal that we are here, the far west coast of the country and that we did it entirely by car. The trip is going wonderfully and in the next couple of days we'll visit more wineries. Now we are off to find some. Watch for more later!