Work is the reason im planning on leaving friday morning (damn work). I might try to leave work a little early on thursday (i work nights) and drive out to a hotel in brawley or el centro? then get up nice and early on friday and cross the border. not sure how "nice" either of those 2 places are though lol. just trying to eliminate the 3hr drive from phelan.Im not sure if I am going to leave on Thursday or crack of dawn Friday. Leaning towards Friday because of work so Ill keep you in the loop.