Well, that has changed. Last week we were parked in a small RV park near Mojave, CA. Driving back to Mojave through California City after having lunch in Tehachapi, this sentence just slipped out—it even surprised me! I said, “I could never live here! For me, the Mojave Desert has to be the most depressing area of California.” One thing we did find interesting in the vicinity was the brand new freeways, sweeping on and off ramps and miles of beautiful new blacktop, CA State highways 14 and 58 to be specific, for miles in all directions from Mojave. Why? For the most part, the roads in California are some of the worst in the nation. What has the Mojave area said or done to deserve these DOT tax dollars? So few people, so little traffic but brand new highways … it is indeed a mystery!
Here are a few pictures we took on our day trip yesterday to Sequoia National Park. I would have loaded more but of course, Blogger is acting up and it has taken hours to get these few into the blog. Anyway, we had a great day and tomorrow morning we will be heading over to Pleasanton for a week or so to spend some time with my sister, Robin and her family.