This is the story of our 12 day road trip and family adventure across America from Sacramento, California to Rochester, New York via car. A car I might add that blew out it's A/C a few days before the trip and we were taking a southerly route. Our trip plan was a good 100+ pages long with maps and information and was all put into a multifolder binder organized by state. Our total milage on the entire trip, a mere 4,850 miles.
Day 1 consisted of a 6 hour drive from Sacramento to Redondo Beach straight down I-5. We've been going to Redondo Beach for our vacation for the past few years.
We usually stay at the Best Western Sunrise (about $160 a night with taxes and everything) which is located right next to the marina there and a short walk to the beach. I guess I waited too long to reserve it however and it was booked solid for two weeks when I checked a few days before.
We ended up staying at the Redondo Pier Inn which is also a short few blocks from the beach and cost us about $100 bucks. It wasn't nearly as nice, but we were only sleeping there. It had some sort of water problem because there was even a little damp water on the elevator stairs.
We did the usual. We hit the beach, ate some seafood and played around in the ocean. I told the kids to note the way the ocean was because we'd also be stopping at the Atlantic on our trip and they would be able to compare the two.
A good time was had by all. We got up and ate some little packaged danish's for breakfast from the hotel office and then began day 2 of our adventure across this massive, great land.