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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Driving from Phoenix, AZ to Torrance, CA

Aloha Everyone,

Weather forecast for today was mostly clear with occasionally strong winds. That was exactly what we experienced on our drive from Phoenix, AZ to Torrance, CA. Allowing slower driving, the two of us were on the road by 8:00 am Arizona time.

Several times, we encountered sudden and heavy but brief showers and nearly always when we were at a Rest Stop.  We used Google navigation app and were able to avoid heavy traffic cutting our time to 7 hours on the road.

Two challenging situations during our drive: first was to get fuel. Following signages J.J. pulled into the gas station in Morango Indian Nation. Unfortunately, some drivers don’t follow common courtesy and cut into lines. Windy and cold J.J. and I decided to get lunch first.

Panda Express in Morango, as in many other locations, only serve drive-through customers. Honu’s heights did not allow entry.

Fortunately, J.J. was able to purchase diesel from a Chevron Gas Station just before getting back on the freeway.

The good news is we made back 400 plus miles in 7 hours. However, we sacrificed our healthy balanced lunch by consuming senbei (Japanese rice crackers), shrimp chips and mixed fruits with nuts.

Aloha -- Cathi