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Los Angeles Surprise!

Los Angeles Surprise!

Our daughter brings back the van and calls us to “See who’s here!”   The man coming from the front passenger seat can’t be here in California–he lives in Washington–what is a clone of our son-in-law doing HERE?

Content on the Mojave Desert

Content on the Mojave Desert

A spell of spring weather, in between wintry winds and El Nino rain, brought us out to swing on on the patio, watching the sunset fade, the stars come out,  and planes from LAX blinking their way perhaps to Houston.

Mark Twain’s Trail

Mark Twain’s Trail

We happened on a reference to Mark Twain’s management of a donkey in my grandfather’s journal which sent us to the library for Twain’s travel book “Roughing It.”   We find our daily dose of laughter in his descriptions.

Mystery Building on Route 66

Mystery Building on Route 66

One of the obviously old or “original Route 66” derelict buildings appeared at first to have been a gas station, but the way it’s laid out we don’t see where gas pumps could have been installed.

Mt. Whitney and the Sierras

Mt. Whitney and the Sierras

From Portagee Joe Camp in Lone Pine we can see Mt. Whitney, the highest peak of the Sierras.  We drive north on Rt. 395 along Sierra wall which separates the west coast of California from the eastern arid area for nearly 400 miles