After leaving California, we spent another night in Peoria, AZ to restock. We had been away from any major grocery store and were about to spend more time away from any major towns. Plus, there was the added benefit of more pizza (and Blue Bell)! It was a quick stop, then we hit the road again.
We decided to do a last-minute detour so that we could see the Grand Canyon. We visited there in December of 2004 and we both wanted to see it again.
We finished our time in California with a trip to two big cities for two baseball games. The first part of our drive, we detoured to see a few iron statues we missed on our last trip. They were only a couple miles off our planned trip, so it didn't take much time.