We expected a terrible drive across the Mojave Desert but were surprised--it was really beautiful. The rock formations and terrain was always changing along with going up one tall hills and then down into a valley. The altitude changed about 2500 feet up and down until be got to Bakersfield, CA. At Bakersfield, we stayed at the Bakersfield RV Resort that was really nice with a great cafe where we had dinner with our friends Dennis and Mary Kay Hill. Dennis gave us great pointers on traveling to CA. He explained the 55 mph highway speed for all vehicles towing a trailer. It seemed strange but the truckers keep in under 60 along with everyone else towing a trailer--so do we--even Susan when she drives. This is the lower end of the Central Valley with orchards and vineyards everywhere. It is really beautiful to see all the green. The hillsides are very dry and there were 2 fires that were being fought. I will update some previous days with photos so don't forget to go back and see if new photos have been added. Bakersfield temps were better--68 in the morning.