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The plane trip was fine. We arrived in LA on time at 6.30 am (before we left Bundaberg - and same day!). Luggage arrived OK; found the shuttle to National car hire; and hit the road about 7.45am!
Bryan did well driving the freeways - I was a nervous wreck. It was still very misty, so not good views of the mountains - but would get an odd …
... Sex at Dawn.
New Mexico most certainly earned it's nickname, The Land of Enchantment, either from its stunning western hills and mountains, or from its love of multi-billboard advertisement. Perhaps you have seen these billboards: usually it is a small gift-shop-type store with a catchy name like "CRAZY UNCLE EDDIE'S NATIONAL FIREWORKS!," or "JACKALOPE RESTAURANT," or "HOPI INDIAN TRADING OUTPOST, RESTAURANT, ...
... s boast is that it was the honeymoon venue for Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. Although rather commercialised, this small town has been preserved as a Western mining town, with boardwalks, saloons, and plenty of people ready to take your money. They still have gunfights, about three times a day, though they were firing blanks, and raising money for a children's hospital today. Descendants of the burros (donkeys), who were pack animals and hauled ...
... are areas of redwoods too. This is the isolated land of the rare condor and the sea lion. Everywhere we went we saw humpback whales spouting and diving, sometimes in groups if two or three. This slowed down our progress as we stopped to continue collecting evidence of our whale-filled year. To see humpbacks is amazing. Unlike the grey whales of Oregon, humpbacks are bigger and have a noticeable dorsal fin. They also breathe more often and more quickly. We ...
... family turbine is somewhere in the neighborhood of 10-15 years.
Follows are a few road going pics and a few of those I took at the ghost town. Hope they are interesting.
Tomorrow a few pics of some beeegg trees.
Just a little aside here. Thanks to our wonderful son and daughter-in-law for buying us dinner at the Olive Garden here in Bakersfield, Ca.
3940 miles since leaving home.