Tuesday, April 14, 2009

From along the trail...

Well, Interstate 10 that is...we left our "home" at Lynx Lake Monday after a wonderful stay, good weather, good visits with friends and still with that special sense the Prescott remains "a place of the heart" for us in our travels.

We dropped down the "hill" along Hwy 89 and by noon we found ourselves in Congress and 15 F warmer. Time to change clothes to tshirts, shorts and sandals...time to readjust to 80F. Spring was well on, too, as we enjoyed the mallow, brittle bush and lupines along the roadside and desert for pretty much the whole trip. We decided to make for Desert Center, CA as a good overnight spot. We shared the night with others too tired to continue on in an abandoned space in what's left of a town. Although there is a RV resort, recreational lake and golf course a few miles to the north but the gas station/garage, market and small snack shop are boarded up. The only operating business appeared to be the US Post Office and a small cafe. The town appears to survive, if you can call it that, on the railroad workers that may still live around and the state highway department garrisoned here. If you look on any map, you'll see why this place is called Desert Center...

Off to Palm Springs and on into SoCal later today. Need to get some new window screens. These 10+ years of desert sun have left ours brittle and bedraggled. Nancy has done her best to keep them stitched up, but there comes a point. Time to support the economic recovery a bit.
Happy trails

3 comments:

Jacque said...

Just found this today from Beepers blog.Great to see you traveling again, sure wish I could join all the nomads again. I sure enjoyed the time in the desert and the time you spent here with Dad and Beeper.
Enjoy your travels...

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ourbusandus said...

Hey there, notice you haven't updated your blog for awhile, but, then, neither have I...

Anyway, noticed you're driving to Florida! My goodness, what are you doing going there so late in the season, it's hot and humid down there by now!!! So, just wishing you a safe trip on the road and hope you don't have to stay there any longer than necessary.

Hugs, Sharon & Ron