Month: October 2019

DAY 107 – 15th October – Tuesday – ROUTE 66 DONE AND DUSTED!

Call us mad – we’ll answer, “we are”! Solana Beach to Santa Monica Pier on the I-5 going north to Santa Anna to say goodbye to Route 66. It takes us 2:30 hours to drive from Solana Beach to Los Angeles. Not particularly interesting or scenic, just terrifying once we hit the 8-lane highway! It Read More

DAY 106 – 14th October – Monday – SAN DIEGO

TORREY PINES STATE PARK This is why we’re going there. And this is what a Torrey Pine looks like. Our visit starts badly with us parking near the marsh in the wrong parking lot – after paying the $8 fee Bernie McScrooge isn’t moving for anyone. Our mistake, however, proves beneficial because as we walk Read More

DAY 105 – 13th October – SAN DIEGO ZOO

HOWLING AT THE MOON Our arrival in San Diego on 13th October corresponds with the “Hunter’s Moon” in the sky. This moon occurs a few days after reaching the farthest point in its orbit from Earth, it is the “smallest” full moon of 2019. The Hunters Moon is preceded by the “Harvest Moon”, the full Read More

DAY 104 – 12th October – Saturday – PALM SPRINGS TO SOLANA BEACH, SAN DIEGO

Packing, packing, packing – we’re on the road again – unpacking, unpacking, unpacking. We may not be camping, but we still have all the gear with us that we unload and reload every time we relocate. I’m just mentioning it, not a problem. We leave Palm Springs going south and for the first time see Read More

DAY 103 – 11th October – Friday – PALM SPRINGS

The visibility has returned and along with it the heat. General washing and blogging must be done. We shouldn’t put them together. Washing isn’t too bad, but the blogging isn’t a chore at all. The comment activity on the blog site and by WhatsApp has certainly boosted our daily motivation. We love doing it and Read More

DAY 102 – 10th October – Thursday – PALM SPRINGS

The temperature has dropped, there’s a lot of wind, limited visibility, the mountains have disappeared, and the windmills are generating electricity fit to bust! We postpone our trip up Mt. Jacinto on the aerial tramway. Instead it’s a relaxed morning – we’re doing what our children would call “chilling” – aaahhh – enlightenment at last! Read More

DAY 101 – 9th October – Wednesday – ROUTE 66 CONTINUED

We decide to drive to Barstow today which is out of the way from where we now are. What is the prompt for this absurd activity – 4 hours of driving, probably 8 hours with stops? We have traveled Route 66 all the way from Chicago to Needles and on to Amboy. (Martie, we also Read More


DAY 99 – 7th October – Monday To visit Joshua Tree National Park is the main Reason we’re in Palm Springs and today we are concentrating on the Park Boulevard area most of which is above 3000 feet in elevation. We’re realizing that you can’t do it all. Or perhaps we are realizing that when Read More

DAY 98 – 6th October – Sunday – BIG MORONGO CANYON PRESERVE

In the words of The Eagles – Take It Easy. And that’s what we’re doing this morning after yesterday’s long day. A little birding, some swimming, shopping and blogging. For the birding we head to “Big Morongo Canyon Preserve”, 20 miles North of Palm Springs along Highway 62. We meet volunteer and organizer Anne who Read More


Yesterday at Kelso Depot, the Visitor Centre of the Mojave National Preserve, we watch the movie, pick up maps, stamp the passport, etc. and head for the Mill Hill Campground rather than the Hole in the Wall Campground which caters mainly for RVs. Our Site 21 costs $12 for the night. It has no potable Read More

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