Monday, January 09, 2006
A relaxed traveler.....
When I stop for gas in east Bakersfield I may look for a place for a mocha. I don't always find my usual Starbucks stores while on the road but have found some small, unknown (to me) places that sometimes make a very fine mocha, and that has been fun. A few of them were not so good but I keep reminding myself that in coffee (mochas), good is often more a matter of what you are used to and one that isn't "good" to me might be very good to their regular customers. While on the road like I've been the last few days I prefer to not have to unhook the car, so wherever I go has to be either a place I can stop with the RV/car combination or a place I can walk to.
I am looking forward to entering the Mohave Desert after my Bakersfield stop and a climb of Tehachapi Pass. I expect it will be sunny and warm there. That is a good part of the reason I come south for the winter. Sunshine, warmth and longer hours of daylight. Plus we have met some good people whom I consider friends while on the road and I will see some of them, too.
It is nine o'clock so I guess I'd better stop this, wash my dishes and start putting things away in order to get on the road. My neighbors from Puyallup just pulled out and I should be on my way in about an hour. I will try to write more later about my actual travels for today. I don't know if I will have this Internet connection available in Barstow or will need to use the Pocketmail/email connection but one way or another I should be able to add an update. Hopefully I can start putting up some photos once I get to Bullhead City & start exploring around there. More later.
I like hearing about your travels. I'm sorry that it's alone this year, but you will always have Annie riding shotgun with you. She is there in spirit to watch and help you.
As I said to Susan last night it would have been really cool to see pictures of the places you talk about, I was wishing you had a digital camera to upload pictures with the posts. Oh well, maybe next time.
Keep smilin' Dick, memories also keep her alive in your heart.
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