For an Englishman a four hundred mile trip seems a very long way to drive for a day out.
If I drove that distance in any direction from my home then I would run out of road and reach the sea. Going east it would take only fifteen minutes. It is a journey like this that makes you realise the immense scale of the USA. Arizona is 115,000 square miles of emptiness and long stretches of never-ending road between towns, the UK is just less than 95,000 square miles and Arizona is bigger than forty of the fifty-one countries in Europe. It is bigger than half the countries in the World.