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No one in their right mind goes to southern California in late August, right? Well, no one ever said Marv and Barb are in their right minds. We arrived in L.A. and made the silly decision to drive Route 66 from Santa Monica to San Bernardino before going on to our ultimate destination: Palm Springs. What should have been a 2-hour drive became an 8-hour drive, but as usual we chose our adventure. Route 66 near L.A. basically follows Santa Monica Boulevard. In the bottom photo we are driving through everyone's favorite zip code. Be sure to notice the street sign at center-right ("RODEO DR"). You'll be glad to know neither of us had any desire to stop and shop.