Hotel 29 Palms Inn & Suites
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... br> On through the dessert to Amboy to see the 10,000 year old lava flow and crater. The area around is still barren with very little vegetation growing through the gaps in the lava flow. Michael became very excited by the number of freight trains on the line and started trying to chase trains which seemed to be travelling at over 100 kmph with double containers.
We found our way to Twenty Nine Palms town which at first looked like a few shacks in ...
... seen a few pictures that hinted at what it was like. But it in no way prepared me for how magical the place is. Because it’s not just desert and plants. There’s also mountains. And rocks. And stunning vistas. And the combination of all that completely floored me. I was literally driving under the speed limit, because I couldn’t believe the beauty of what I was seeing. I was stopping at every single pullover, and taking pictures of every little ...
... of the park was not cooking risotto for 22 people and chasing off jackals with my wooden spoon, but having a wine and sitting in the dark at our camp site at the waterhole. A herd of elephants came in drank, and wandered through, jackals snuck in and out a giraffes awkwardly tried to drink water, which is a sight in its self! My favourite part was when a rhino came to drink, then 2 more, and then 2 more and then 2 more...a crash of rhinos! After trekking them and finding ...
... best slumber of the trip, we awoke to Orion looking down, the sun rising in the east, and LA glowing in the west.
We broke camp and set sail for San Diego.
BTW: For those who have been worrying about the fate of the tow bar, we finally got all the pieces we needed and it's all fixed and good to go.
... storage and ceremonies, with the cliff as a natural ceiling. They had to climb up onto the top of the canyon where they would grow crops like corn and beans. In order to get out we had to literally crawl on hand and knees through a 20 meter long tunnel that is like 60 cm wide. We just fitted in! These steep ladders and small tunnels made it a good defensive dwelling. Quite an interesting visit and definitely worth the trip. Back in Durango we went ...