We left LA and took a side trip to Yuma, AZ to see my aunt and uncle. I didn't get to spend much time with them at all so I decided that I will just have to go back! It was interstate all the way home but we did stop to see some things that we had missed on the way out. The Petrified Forest and Painted Desert were definitely on the list. At one time Route 66 went through the Painted Desert but this ended when the interstate came through. We saw a couple of more museums and made it back to the Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas for a good meal. The 3 days driving home were the longest 3 days of the entire trip. Click here to see a few pictures on the way home. I've planned this trip for 10 years and now I can check it off my bucket list. Would I do it again? Start packing.