Category: Our Travels

Joshua Tree National Park – You’ve Got to Go

Joshua Tree National Park – was only an hour away. We’d checked on that before our departure from La Quinta. It was late in the afternoon by the time we finished our house sit, and we set off on our way to Nevada by way of Joshua Tree and the one campground at the southern …

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Visiting the Mecca Wilderness and Salton Sea

  Two Strange Trips – Yes, we’ll take you to the Mecca Wilderness a bit later, have no fear. While we were house sitting in La Quinta, the homeowner had arranged for a cleaning service to come and clean the house. We had no objections! Just one problem, the cleaners didn’t like the dog – …

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Portland to Ojai

Look What We Found! Ice covering everything in sight. It was gorgeous, and I had to get photos. These branches were at our first pit stop after leaving Portland early in the morning with temperatures in the teens, ice crunching under our tires, and Jim trying hard not to slide off the road.  Some of …

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A Roaming Duo Find Happy Valley

Las Vegas to Sacramento! Fun times on Interstate 15 through Baker and Barstow and then over to Bakersfield on Highway 58. Has anyone done that lovely stretch of road? Wow! You’re not missing much except maybe the windmills near Tehachapi!

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Valley of Fire State Park – Put It On Your List!

Valley of Fire State Park – was our destination as we drove northeast from Lake Mead in Nevada. We had heard great things about the place from a friend. While driving, we suddenly saw a few sandstone hills like these, in the middle of nowhere.  After a few miles, we saw more of those big …

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