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... to sit on the stools and have a can. We did feel we wanted to support those who are still open with the classic features.
Next we stopped at 29 Palms for lunch as it was after 12 and there won't be anything until after we have seen Joshua Tree NP. So we had our first McDonald's (or Mickey D's, not Maccas) in America. This is a large town and there were a number of large murals on the walls of buildings. One of these was about the armed forces which made us think it might have been ...
... of a 1950s newsreel-speak extolling the view of America as the greatest nation. We thought it appropriate to get the photo of us in front of Hoover dam with the flag draped on the dam, which was done for the Olympic games torch replay a few years back.
The Dam was an amazing engineering feat for the 1930s, with many techniques such as cooling the concrete so the it would cure without cracking etc. Taming the river which frequently flooded or had no ...
... with solo travel. In fact, I’m not sure I would have been as thoroughly engrossed by the stunning beauty of Joshua Tree if there had been other people there to distract me. Plus, I really love taking pictures. And it was awesome to be able to spend as much time as I wanted and not feel guilty for making other people wait on me. It was also awesome to not have to wait on other people (sorry Mom, Dad, and Derek). I could just do whatever I wanted, whenever I ...
... inches of rain in a year, in the past month they've had nearly 4 inches and a lot of the roads have washed away. For a desert the area is quite green with plenty of flowers and grasses springing up over the normally brown ground. The desert here is not sand, as it is more fine rock giving it a different colour and texture to what you would normally expect. However, it was covered with Joshua trees and we had a brilliant blue sky as our backdrop. There ...
We only had half a day to do the National Park so we probably only saw about half the sites due to some major road works on the main road through the park which Chris was very annoyed by and was telling us how he would have done it if he looked after the park.