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... journey - trying to find a way back to LA without going on the Freeway.
Not far from Nipton we saw a very strange sight of three glowing towers in the dessert. A area of about half a km surrounded the towers with mirrors focusing light on to the central tower. According to the local magazine the towers as an alternative energy generation source have been controversial.
We drove through Mojave National Reserve, with great view of the Kelso sand ...
... of the road was fine and 55 mph was just way too slow. Shortly before I got to the highway by Joshua Tree, however, I saw a cop that had pulled someone over. I was very thankful that wasn’t me. And I slowed down.
I made a quick stop at a gas station to fill up the tank and get a sandwich and Pringles for lunch, and then I headed into the park. There’s a northern loop road with a highway on the north side connecting the towns of Twentynine Palms ...
... looked. Oops, we probably should've done something a few hours earlier. After a visit from a nurse, dr and a pharmacist to hand over the anti-histamine and antibacterial ointment, we were given a lovely bill and sent on our way, being told it should be looking better by tonight/first thing in the morning and if its not, you'd better come back. With Ewan dosed up and everyone exhausted we head back to our B&B to get some sleep and pack to head off to Las ...
... the Colorado desert dominated by the rugged creosote bush. Before climbing to the west, we came upon a fascinating natural display of "Cholla cactus". The Cholla cactus garden was well interpreted as we walked through a self guided tour. The Cholla cactus spines are very painful and difficult to pull from your skin. Just ask me!
As we ...
... OK or broken down. Very nice ! Covered freeway 10 for a few miles then took Route 62 to twentynine palms. Took us a while, including passing the Joshua Tree reseve (made famous by the US album name) but we arrived after 200 miles and 7 hours. Jumped in the pool and let the steam rise from our hot, tired, limbs and then took the bikes into town for fajitas in a mexican. Great food and after such a repaste we thought to check out the stars which are supposed to be legendary ...
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