Travel Blogs from Wofford Heights
PS- The tree's actual name was General Sherman, and the tree grows wider but not higher because the top is dead. Also, it was 103 degrees at the bottom, but by the time we got to the top, it was only 88 degrees! While driving to Vegas, we saw fireworks in the Mojave, one of the US's greatest deserts, and we stopped in Barstow, CA for the night to rest up for the rest of our drive ...
... at all the other campsites in the area only to settle back on the first we looked at. After Petersen's hot tubs we were a bit cautious.
Our first proper campsite with fire pit and picnic and weather that lets you sit out side in the evening. Elaine is in charge of the G&T, which were amazing, and Marc is responsible for food and relaxation.
It feels like the second part of the RV trip has started.
... br> then proceeded to flaunt our elegantly handmade hitchhiking sign
through the streets and then onto the highway. Apparently Andrew and I
have enough karma built up that we got rides relatively quickly. A kind
Australian firefighter went out of his way to drive us to Hwy 395, then
an outdoorsy, off-roadin' couple took us all the way the Kennedy Meadows
at 9 o'clock at night. All thanks to the generosity of strangers and
the "Hikers ...
... only thing available was subs which was a little strange but tasty nonetheless. We passed by salt flats near Olancha which were being harvested.
We pushed on to Lake Isabella and got some information at the Visitor Centre there.
We took photos of hundreds of Joshua trees growing at the side of the road.
We stopped at Kernville for coffee. A very nice town and the first "real" town we have encountered on the trip ...
The road carried on being quite bad in parts. We didn't get any abuse shouted at us, though. Then the road became a freeway with a good hard shoulder.
The scenery is gorgeous. Mountains with rocky outcrops, creeks and rivers. We cycled through wonderful Californian dusty landscapes.
We got to a small town which had a Vons supermarket. Since this is about the fifth time we've been in a Vons, we decided to get ...