Day Three: Bakersfield, California to Tucson, Arizona
We didn't have a lot of time for sight seeing on this journey but one thing I really wanted to see was Joshua Tree National Park.
We left Bakersfield at 9:45 AM. We made a detour and took some time driving slowly through the park and enjoyed that experience. One thing to note about that decision that is very important - when driving through that part of California plan in advance to get gas. There are very few places off the main highways to fuel up. Especially diesel!
|Pit Stop entering Arizona|
We arrived in Tucson at 10:30 PM Mountain time, almost 12 hours on the road. We stayed at Radisson Suites Tucson. Mauricio surprised me with a bottle of champagne and sweets in the room! We paid the odd amount of $69.38 for a pet fee. Before booking I highly recommend reviewing my original blog Cross Country with Three Dogs where I explain all the necessary steps to make reservations when traveling with pets. We really enjoyed this hotel and almost stayed a second night. The hotel is older but clean and we had a living/kitchenette area plus a separate bedroom and large bathroom. There are several green spaces in a courtyard type layout so you are inside the hotel with the pups on walks versus being on the perimeter next to parking. They have a nice bar/restaurant and in spite of our late arrival we were able to enjoy drinks and appetizers at the bar.
|Quick stop between Kramer Junction CA and Joshua Tree NP.|
Check out my day-by-day posts for pricing and details about each hotel and area.