The Old Exploder Makes it to LA

Our old Ford Explorer with 245,000 miles led the way out of a snowy Victor, Idaho. The roads were treacherous all the way to Idaho Falls then we battled high cross winds all the way to Salt Lake City. Finally we got south of there and the drive became much more enjoyable. We made it as far as St. George, Utah before grabbing a cheap hotel and a heck of a dinner and a few beers at a Thai Restaurant.

This morning we got back on I15 and humped it to Las Vegas. We stopped in to dump 25 silver dollars in the slots but they don’t do it that way anymore. You use dollar bills and if you win you collect tickets. No more noise of falling coins. Boring! We did a mere $5 and said screw it and continued on our journey south.

We rolled into Barstow, California at mach speed when Granny spotted and In-N-Out Burger. She’s never been to one and insisted we stop. Well, we don’t call it “In-N-Out Burger” anymore. It was insanely busy and after we gave our order and paid it took a chaotic 45 minutes before the food was out.

We arrived in Pasadena for the Fly Fishing Show at about 3 PM. It is pouring. So much for “it never rains in California” – “Monsoon Currier” is in town!

7 Responses to “The Old Exploder Makes it to LA”

  1. Anonymous February 21, 2011 at 2:22 am #

    Yikes, I like the looks of those palm trees!

    Keep us posted during your trip.


  2. Pat Oglesby February 21, 2011 at 2:25 am #

    Whew, maybe I discovered how to post a comment.

    I’ll see if I can do it again.


  3. Jeff Currier - Global Fly Fishing February 21, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    Pat, You broke the code! Pasadena was a great show. Headed to the coast today and hope to wet a line along the way between shows.

  4. Anonymous February 22, 2011 at 6:05 am #

    The Volare may still have some miles left in it.

  5. Jeff Currier - Global Fly Fishing February 23, 2011 at 2:47 am #

    It was a 76 Dodge Aspen. Not a Volare

  6. Pat Oglesby February 24, 2011 at 3:58 am #

    And if you moved it from where it rests, the skunks would be homeless!

  7. Jeff Currier - Global Fly Fishing February 24, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    That darn skunk!