Curiosity burdened us with a trivial goal: find the cheapest decent “blue-plate special” breakfast in America.” We just found a good contender back at Nancy’s for breakfast: two eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, and coffee for ~$12. 🙂
We spent the day driving again, mostly through California’s brownish interior landscape down I-5. Largely uneventful two-lane highway; the occasional wall of semi’s blocking automobile progress. The morning tarmac a feast for small black birds quickly snatching-up bug carcasses before your car hits them.
Our momentum was stalled in Santa Monica by thick rush-hour traffic, where “the law of lanes” remained true: whichever lane you’re in is always the slowest.
We broke free from the mob and drove down I-110 across the Vincent Thomas bridge. Obsessive Wm required the bugs be washed off his car before handing it over to valets, which were well-met at the destination of our two-day 1,171 mile drive: the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California! (Wm’s favorite place in the whole world!)
After a brief rest in our room “The Eisenhower Suite” onboard, we strolled her decks just as displays were closed for the day. We snapped a few photos and planned to return in a few days for more. We then sipped Bombay Sapphire Gin & Tonics (fitting English aperitif) in her elegant Observation Bar before dining on grilled fish tacos in “The Promenade Cafe”. Afterward, weary from travel, we collapsed into bed before a word could be blogged.