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The mountains are calling and I must go...Got the t shirt in Georgia one year and this is our calling! We'll see y'all down the road!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Saying good bye to our friends! Yerington to Joshua Tree, CA..455 miles today.

 Wednesday was spent getting ready for the trip to Southern California.  I did a little baking in the am for coffee goodies.  Ken got stuff loaded up as Thursday we wanted to get out of there early.  He barbecued chicken for Thursday night's dinner in the  motel room.  We're not big on going out for dinner, would rather take our own. 

Karen, Stacey, Joe and Susan came over for Happy Hour on the front porch.  Ken started the bigger propane fire pit so that was nice until the wind switched directions. Karen went home and the rest of us came inside for a while. 

Thursday morning I had the alarm set for 0500.  Coffees, goodies and visiting with our blogging friends.  A great way to start the day! I made breakfast burritos to eat on the road.  Right around 0700 Joe came over and a few minutes later Susan and Stacey came to say goodbye.  Sad goodbye for us, as they won't be there when we get back home.  The plan is for them to leave on Saturday to head for their new home in Alaska.  They'll be entering Canada through Montana and then head to the Fairbanks, Alaska area. Wish them all the best and we are planning on visiting next year! 

We got on the road about 0730.  We headed towards Bridgeport, CA through Sweetwater Canyon which is gorgeous. Highway 395 is one of our favorite highways ever! The mountains are incredible and you get to see the highest point in the continental United States..Mount Whitney! I had made a sandwich for Ken and half a wrap for me that we ate on the road. We had a 455 mile drive today, no time to stop for lunch LOL.  

Sweetwater Canyon area...

Bridgeport Resorvoir..lots of fishermen out there today!

Mono Lake :) 

Lee Vining, CA..good to see it open!

Bishop, CA quite the rodeo going on there!

Bishop, CA

Mountains all along 395

We paid 4.39 later in the day...one small town was over $5.00 a gallon..

Lone Pine, CA..

Mt. Whitney..💖

After Lone Pine, CA the terrain sure changes..

Then highway 58 to Barstow and 247 through Lucerne Valley.  We are in Joshua Tree, CA for the night at High Desert  Motel.  A nice, clean motel right on the highway.  Reasonably priced too! 

Lucerne Valley CA..

I know I don't want to go up that road!!

Love these rocks popped out of no where!

Our plan is to leave here in the am and head towards the Salton Sea and go through Borrego Springs then we'll head west to Misson Beach where we have reservations for the next two nights. Trying to avoid the traffic and so far we've done well! 

Happy Hour! Have a great night!


  1. Also one of my favorite highways. And you drove right by Bodie where I played as a kid. When we had cattle up in the mountains, Lone Pine was where we got supplies. I just love the Eastern side of the Sierras. Thank you for the trip down memory lane!!

    1. Definitely one of our favorite highways! Love Bodie too! Glad you enjoyed!

  2. What a great trip! Sad to say goodbye to your friends though. :( I hate those kind of goodbyes but that does mean another place to visit!
    those gas prices are as bad as ours!

    1. It was sad to say goodbye! They are definitely people that could stay as long as they wanted! Yep..I've been wanting to go to Alaska for years..now Ken's agreeing to go..LOL..Yep they are bad prices and only going to get worse!