one of the things i was dreading most about our trip to arizona was the drive out there. it's been a number of year since i have made that drive and i was not looking forward to 6ish hours in the car with my parents. but, much to my surprise, it was quite enjoyable. the scenery was beautiful the entire drive once we got past palm springs. i couldn't believe all the open land and gorgeous views that surrounded both sides of the highway. it's definitely a drive i wouldn't mind making again.