Recovery from Coachella
Trip Start Apr 10, 2012
31Trip End Apr 06, 2013
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SJ also called her mum to say happy birthday. It's hard being away on days like birthdays. Happy birthday mum/Sheil xx
So we booked a motel and made our way along interstate 10 to Blythe. AK did the driving and SJ slept most of the way!
The motel was basic but clean and the staff were lovely. We got showers and SJ used her beloved straightening irons and we went out for tea
We had a great sleep and it was nice not waking up in a sauna. We headed out to a lagoon along the Colorado river as recommended by the hotel staff and after getting lost we found it. It's really nice and the locals go there to walk their dogs or launch boats.we spent the day there. AK dived right in as soon as we got there but SJ was more cautious as there were plants and reeds which freak her out.
AK had a great idea to have a BBQ for tea at the lagoon - well it's what us Brits do, a little bit of sun and we head to the Asda to stock up on charcoal, burgers and beer! So we did just that and headed to the local equivalent to Asda and got our BBQ stuff.
AK got the BBQ going pretty quick and we had a lovely tea sat at the picknick bench in the sun. Just as we were finishing our sausages a guy in a wheelchair came over walking his dog, a little Boston terrier called Cash.
While SJ was making a fuss of Cash his owner started to talk to us and we found out his name is Tex and he has had an interesting life
We decided to give away our remaining BBQ food and some beer to a homeless man in the park in memory of John, you never know what life throws at you and anyone can find themselves homeless one day.
So we are on our way to Phoenix in Arizona, it's going to be hot again.
I forgot to say, AK got a 'hey baby' from a camp gay guy driving past in a car! It's that beard, getting him all kinds of attention! SJ has not stopped winding him up about it!