It was a gorgeous autumn afternoon in Morro Bay and we took a stroll around town before having a meal with sunset views.
This memorial seat is pretty impressive. Nick must have been a rev-head extraordinaire to warrant a bench like this.
This morning, we faced towards the east and took (roughly) the direction of Route 58 to Mojave before heading north on 14 towards Ridgecrest where we’re staying the night before going to Death Valley tomorrow.
Today was solar farms and squirrels and even drier landscape than yesterday. We passed by place names like Pumpkin Center and Weed Patch Highway and saw our first Joshua Trees. Where irrigation is possible during the drought, we saw dairy cattle, grapevines and peach trees. Wind turbines are working well in these wide open spaces.
We stopped off near Mojave to eat some lunch and watched this long freight train pass through. Behind us was the Mojave graveyard of 747 planes.
Red Rock Canyon gave us a taste of what we might see tomorrow as we venture north and further inland.