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... won $5. Let's not talk about what was lost.
We ate breakfast at the hotel. We all chose pretty basic options, except for Justin and Matthew, who got giant donuts. Really though, these things were huge. Justin ate more than Matthew, who mostly licked off the frosting and then ate fruit instead. If only we all had that willpower.
After a quick stop at the rental car place, we were on the road to California. I was ...
... in messing with each other. One jumps on another and they proceed to snort at and bite each other. Every once in a while a seal will feel the need to bellow. The sound is indescribable. Imagine a growl mixed with a belch and a couple of clanging beer bottles. After a while the wind shifted and the smell of the molting bodies and hair on the beach just caused me to want to vomit. It was a wondrous sight, but it was time to move on. In the tourist town of Cambria ...
... of hours this time through the Mojave Desert.
It was fascinating with large boulders in places, perhaps placed there when the road was constructed.
Hills of varying sizes as well which surprised me.
Here's me thinking a desert is flat!
Different varieties of cactus growing where not much else can.
Barstow is really a stop over for us, to let Paul relax before the next destination Las Vegas!
... at the indoor garden and butterfly habitat where over 500 butterflies live at any one time. It was just beautiful and the ladies were very impressed. We timed it really well and were in time for the water show out the front of the hotel.....amazing. So much to see.....and so many people out and about. Photos to come....wifi very dodgy here ...
... dark. Oh, but first we had to have one last trip to Weinersnitzel before we leave CA. We each picked somewhere to go......guess who picked which place. :)
Anyway Rainbow Basin was pretty cool with all the different colors and textures. Haven't seen green in rocks before.
This desert basin was formed ...