Travel Blogs from Parker
... from the mist but we were
enjoying the great variety of wildflowers that we saw. The colors and
shapes were amazing. Everywhere you looked it was a vitual bouquet of
flowers just for your enjoyment.
We walked over to the Devil's
Punchbowl, a collapsed sea cave with the water continuing to pushc
through from the ocean into the grotto. You could hear the waves
booming as we looked down.
As we continued along the path, we came ...
We were glad we previously visited the Hoover Dam and learned about the Colorado River before travelling the next leg of our journey along the Arizona-California border. There are several smaller dams along this section of the river that control water for irrigation and other human habitation needs. Of course there is lush vegetation along its length but desert on both sides.
Lake Havasu City was our first ...
... for 100 miles". Time to cross the Mojave Desert.
We do well in the cooler hours before lunch and the first 60 miles are done. I'm feeling better and have my first proper lunch but I can see David's not looking too good. It's now 107 degrees and we have over 50 miles still to do. We fill up our water bottles and head off. Within 5 minutes the iced water is warmer than a hot shower. ...
... the farmland turned into rolling hills and eventually a long climb into the mountains and eventually into the Mojave Desert. In Barstow CA we took I-15 North to I-40 East; at the beginning of I-40 there was a sign indicating that it was 2,554 miles to Wilmington NC, and because of Andy living near Wilmington this sign had personal significance to us. In Ludlow CA we left I-40 to travel on "Historic U.S. Rt 66" east; this was ...
We left Indio on Sunday morning so there was little traffic. The hardest part was getting out of our campsite since we were all parked pretty close together. Our three motor homes started east on I-10 to Lake Havasu City about 9:30. The scenery through this part of the country is so pretty with the desert, buttes, and mountains - so different from Florida. By the time we reached the Arizona ...