We began our cross-country journey last Tuesday afternoon, in Savannah, Ga. The marathon drive ended this afternoon near San Francisco, Ca. Along the way we passed through countless cities, counties, and towns. Some of those locations had names that were a little bit off center, such as Crazy Creek, Flat Top, and yes, even Pixley (as in the county seat from TV show Green Acres).
We stopped very little other than to eat, purchase gas, and sleep. So there was very little time to take decent photos. We did, however, snap a few shots while driving.
The Mojave Desert is a favorite of ours because there’s always something new to see (yeah, right). The plant life there is low to the ground, well, with the exception of a few oddball, gangly shrub/trees that are definite proof that Dr. Seuss was in charge of developing the seedlings back when the place was under construction.
Starting in the Sierra’s, wind farms are plentiful. Thousands of windmills are scattered everywhere, and they are huge, as in high-rise huge.
We’re extremely fond of the California scenery.
Almond groves in the San Joaquin Valley stretch as far as the eye can see, in all directions
Driving through the Sierra’s. Please excuse the bugs on the windshield. They were plentiful.
Trains stretch for miles throughout the desert.
To give you an idea just how expansive California ranches can be, well, see for yourself.
*By the way, I believe our decision to relocate to California officially ended the drought. It rained today as hard as I’ve ever seen it rain anywhere on the East Coast. A true downpour. Flooding in the streets and surrounding areas…that kind of rain.
To further enhance our welcome back to California, we had a flat tire on the UHaul trailer (during the rain storm).
I hope our furniture arrives to a better welcome.
Still… We’re back!