I’m feeling a little sour about our first night’s accommodations. Shortly after we checked in at the Golden Gate Hotel, someone tried to run a test transaction with a company I’ve never heard of on the credit card I used to make the reservation. Fascinating old hotel, but I’d rather stay someplace that doesn’t cause me to spend my morning on the phone with a fraud department.
Saturday we had a really wonderful dinner at Bouchon. Fabulous food, friendly service, entertaining people watching at adjacent tables. I want to go back… as soon as I can afford it.
Our plan from here is a Route 66 adventure, Ash Fork to Topock, returning back to Lucas’ mom’s house in Golden Valley for Thanksgiving. Rusty abandoned gas stations await.