Okay so I've been meaning to put some actual pictures up in reference to this thread http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...6-Roadtrip-USA and now a couple of months later I'm finally getting round to it but I thought I'd start afresh.
So one night last Christmas a friend who was back from Phoenix on time off, and I trudged to the pub through the snow (effort lol) and there it was decided upon that it might be a good idea to drive across America. All the best ideas involve beer, naturally. A rough route was drawn up overtime:
Said route was debated here and ideas somewhat taken on board. June 29th I flew out to Phoenix, and after a couple of days dicking about trying to sort a rental due to credit history etc, finally got our hands on this beast,
And off we set. Heading out from Phoenix we drove to Flagstaff through Sedona to the Grand Canyon National Park.
My buddy Chris looking like he's enjoying the driving too much.
Amazed to see some roundabouts in Sedona (but not in this pic lol).
Eventually we made it onto the Grand Canyon itself. My pictures don't do it justice, if you want to see it you simply have to go yourself, it's fairly amazing.
Take a step back..
After spending some time there, we got a shuffle on in the direction of Kingman, AZ.
And then onwards to Los Angeles, City of the Angels, or city of the rediculous traffic jams maybe. Glad we weren't there for carmageddon.
We cruised around on Mulholland Drive for some time, fairly epic but the road surfacing was awful, plus we saw a presumably drunk driver nearly crash over the edge.
After this we basically had fun in and around LA for a few days. Pretty cool.
Saw this being loaded onto a truck later, looked like the hydros/air broke
We also attended the weekly, Cars and Coffee in Irvine, which I was fairly ecstatic over, but Chris wasn't due to having to get from Van Nuys to there fairly early in the morning.
A few of the pictures I took (mercifully not all...nowhere near..)
Afterwards we did more tourist like stuff, Newport Beach etc:
So after LA, our next target is up the coast is San Francisco. Los Angeles was fun, the traffic irked me a little but overall we had a great time there, I would love to go back someday...onwards..