From the Desert to the Sea
August 7, 2004
So we did what could be considered a crazy. We flew to Arizona to pick up our
new Prius (whoohoo!). Since there isn't a Prius to be had in California (and
mostly not anywhere else either), Margaret set to work and located the one at
Bell Road Toyota in Phoenix, Arizona.
The deal was struck on Friday and we flew out Saturday morning to pick her up.
Below is the happy folks, Jae and Michael at Bell Road Toyota, with the happy
owners, Jeff and Margaret. Ahhhh! to be home at the beach (Palm Springs 111
degrees, Redondo Beach 70 degrees). We averaged 44 miles to gallon on this maiden
voyage. Much better than we hoped, with confidence as we break her in, it will
only get better.
We did take photos along the way. We ate at Bill Johnson's Big Apple (OMG! not a vegie to be had in the whole place) and pretty much flew down the I-10
the whole way to LA. We saw a bunch of mini twisters in the desert. We are so thankful we live at the beach.
Surely we will add to any wonderful Prius journeys as the adventure continues ...