So I tried to make a break through the weather last night and failed badly. I got absolutely soaked. Most of my stuff was in plastic bags inside my backpack, so most of what was packed is actually dry, but everything I was wearing is drenched. I was worried when it started to pour, but there wasn’t much to be done about it. I thought, “Hey I’m in the desert, it’ll dry...
Since I feel I am now the unofficial determinant of the quality of the establishments I pass, the McD’s in 29 Palms is pretty nice. The library sets their lawn sprinklers to waste a LOT of water. (Pet peeve).
This link seems to work better →
The original link I posted has given some people some issues checking the map function of where I am and where I’m going. This link seems to work better.
So Joshua tree is like riding through an oil painting, if the oil painting was the inside of an oven instead of canvas. It’s really pretty, and I’ve seen 2 roadrunners (actual, factual, Road Runners!!), a bunch of lizards, a couple of hummingbirds, and more jackrabbits than I could count. The empty miles between cities is a little unnerving. It’s like being out in the middle...
Laundry is an adventure unto itself on the road. The lucky thing about the heat is you don’t need a dryer, just take a quick nap and when you wake up your stuff is dry and ready to be repacked. I found a whole new kind of yoga - I call it the “sink shower pose series.” It’s exactly what it sounds like, and I smell substantially more civilized now. If you’re in Palm...
Here I sit...
So yesterday there was a weatherman talking about how it was going to be 108 today. So I made sure to get my behind indoors before it got bad out. Naturally it’s 84. My legs need a little break anyway I suppose. Last night I stopped to eat at the top of a hill and met Michael (and his wife, briefly). I was drinking a can of soup, and they were returning home. Since there’s is the...
So I got a spot beacon. A gps tracker (thank God my mom turned it on, because otherwise I couldn’t afford to activate it). The neat thing is it includes a tracking page so if you’re wondering where I am, just go here: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0mhje1q82nx2WcmcdIQ1DpKrqBMDl6jqt You may need to play with the zoom to actually see what’s going on. If you know of...
Day 3 - The Lord works in mysterious ways.
So, last night I got kind of exhausted and sat down. Even the sidewalk was tiring, since there’s a retirement community on route 66. Interesting note…the sidewalk looks like these old hippies dropped acid and laid a sidewalk fit for Alice in Wonderland. So I found a bus stop with a bench. These are convenient when you need a break. Looking over my shoulder I realize there is a...
So I'm at REI...again.
I didn’t really plan a route, so I’m now at REI near Arcadia planning to head down historic route 66. I need to do that and can’t do much on tumblr right now, but hopefully I will get to update this.