We were surprised at the beauty displayed in the natural setting of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. We were most impressed with the humming-bird section. There were so many different birds in a flurry of activity.
The docent guided tour gave us more of an insight to the many different species of plants and the numerous roles of various animals that live in the desert. Continue reading
Our day trip to Joshua Tree National Forrest was certainly worth the drive. As we traveled through the park, the scenery and geology changed. We were in the middle of three deserts; the Colorado desert and the Mojave desert and the Sonoran Desert. A lovely and fascinating place to be! Continue reading
Lake Isabella, what is left of it.
We munched on freshly picked and chilled grapes on our way northward up the mountains to the Kern River Valley area. We had only planned to be here a couple of days while we scouted out more “natural” camp-sites. However our site at the Kern River Valley Elk Lodge had a mountain and a small lake (with water) view, which was quite pleasant.
We spent a couple of days scouting out camp-sites and realizing that we were better off staying at the Elk’s and using it as a base camp. Continue reading
We were in Kern River Valley and could not pass up the annual Fall Kernville Hot Rod Show. It had many more vehicles of varying ages and styles that had been restored or customized than we had ever seen in one setting. The Rods brought back warm memories of times past. We love our cars past and present.
Majestic trees and forest
The Trail of the 100 Giants is located high the mountains above the valleys below in the Sequoia National Forest. The highway from Kernville to the area is a good road but full of curves and grades. Phil negotiated it all well, despite my nervousness when looking out into the canyon. It was about an hour and fifteen minute drive for the fifty or so miles.
We spent two weeks in Lompoc, California enjoying family from local and afar, gathering to celebrate the wedding of our great-niece Alicia and her husband Marcelo. The bride and groom arrived from Argentina to a flood of relatives and friends. Continue reading
We’ve seen starry and moonlit nights in the deserts, mountains and valleys. However, while in Bullhead City in Arizona on the banks of the Colorado River, we experienced both our RV style night lights and a view of the night lights in Laughlin, Nevada. Continue reading