Off KRHV about 10:30 after the morning low cloud cleared. Nice flight to Bakersfield Muni. Self serve fuel. Lunch at the Rocket Ship Cafe sports and NASCAR bar and restaurant.
Back in the air again shortly after 2. Routed around TFR around fire. Took Pat’s suggestion and went south route to Palmdale. Past Edwards AFB. Some weather around but were able to avoid rain. Arrive Laughlin / Bullhead City kipf about 4:30. Good progress for Day 1 even with late start.
Riverside Hotel and Casino. Shuttle service to and from airport. Landmark FBO gets special room rates. Dinner at Riverside Restaurant overlooking Colorado River. Early bed. Still recovering from 3:30 morning Tues.
Planning tomorrow. Albaquerque and beyond weather permitting. Shuttle to airport start at 5am for those who want an early start.