Super 8 Barstow
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Travel day, headed out From Las Vegas after a sleep in, it's a toss of the coin affair. too Early and you get stuck in traffic, too late and you cook in the Desert. Got it close to right Leaving the hotel at 8:30am I hit the road, get fuel, fight the remains of the traffic.
There isn't much to see on this road, just hot Desert.
It's only …
... and clay, and it slowly transitioned to include shrubs, palm trees, and other desert flora.
Now we are back at the hotel. A group went downstairs to the pool, the boys went to play basketball, and I sat in the hotel room wrestling with my blog from earlier. Let's just say the photo uploader was not my friend. I don't want to talk about it. And pizza will be here soon. Oh and also I got free wine at the hotel so yay.
We woke up rather late and after a light breakfast, we got caught up on laundry etc and started off towards our next destination, panguitch, Utah. This was a drive of approximately six hours, from California to Utah, with a brief time in Nevada. The temperature outside was above 100 degrees Fahrenheit and the landscape was a desert. Pretty much no trees, only shrubs and small hills all over. But the highway was very busy and from inside an air conditioned car, it was a pleasant ...
... couples went to Big Bear so will arrive in Santa Monica tomorrow.
That means more freeway for us but only another hour fifteen so it was head down and go. Wow what a shock as we hit the LA Freeway network after 3 weeks of quiet roads and scenic byways.
On arrival in Santa Monica a swim and a visit to the Santa Monica Pier were in order. The beach hear is so different to home and we watch as the kids got smashed in the murky shore break time and time again. ...
... 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.