San Diego, CA to Tuson, AZ
Starting in San Diego, we followed Interstate 8 to Arizona. Driving along the San Diego portion my family and I have done it many times in the 15+ years that we have lived in San Diego. It's our way we head out to our local mountain, search for snow, or just head out for a fun evening at a local Indian casino.
One of my favorite parts of the drive is when Interstate 8 is heading into Imperial County. It is in this mountain pass that interstate makes several jumps between San Diego and Imperial County, one second your in San Diego, the next your in Imperial, and back to San Diego. By the time you have traveled this section you have jump about 4 times between the two counties. I might also add that the scenery in this part of the county is amazing!
Another one of my favorite places along the route is in the Imperial County Sand Dunes! Here you feel magically transported away to a far away place. It's amazing to see such a sight with you own eyes. If you have the opportunity to visit it take it all in and enjoy it. It's a place not to be missed.
The next leg of the trip brought us to Arizona. Passing through Yuma, Date Farms, and the vast open western landscape.
We finally arrived at Tuscon around 12 o'clock and took our first break from driving. After a good quick fast food lunch and some gas for the cars, we started off for Las Cruses, New Mexico.
Stay tuned for the next part of the trip.