ADVENTURES IN OUR AMERICAN DREAM travel blog

Our last stop in Nevada before the CA line, we filled up...

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Crossing into California...

We drove miles through the desert on the way to Bakersfield..

We were happy to pass through with a smile and a wave...:-)

A graveyard of airplanes in Mojave, CA..

The best zoom I could get...

We saw thousands of windmills for miles..

Everything turned green and beautiful from here all the way to Bakersfield...

Beautiful mountains...

Check out that house on the hill..

Yellow flowers all over the fields..

We saw lots of orange trees..

Our huge back in site right on the Kern River...

Look at the size of the patio area...

The Kern River..

The park has beautiful landscaping...

Multi colors of roses and more..

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Last one!


We had quite a long drive today, about 300 miles. Most of the drive was through the Mojave Desert area, we saw a lot of sagebrush and desert plants. We stopped for gas at Whiskey Pete's, our last stop in Nevada before crossing the California line. We also had to stop for an agriculture check, we tossed out the last two tomatoes we had that were from Mexico, we passed through without an inspection. You have to be very careful with these agricultural checkpoints, if you forget a fruit or vegetable, you can be fined a huge price. This happened to us coming back into the US from Canada once, we told them about everything we knew we had and had forgotten about a bag of avocados, they didn't charge us, they gave us the warning to be more careful and they also took our avocados. :-) It has made me really careful about agricultural checkpoints from then on.

While driving through the desert we saw a lot of airplanes parked in the desert together in Mojave, California. This is a graveyard of old airplanes. I took the picture while moving, but you can at least see there was a lot of them. We also saw a lot of windmills on the drive, we have never seen so many in one place. Once we arrived in Tehachapi, everything started to turn green and beautiful. We passed through some huge mountains before arriving at The River Run campground in Bakersfield. We are parked right on the Kern River, it is a beautiful campground loaded with roses and flowers and huge sites. We will relax and enjoy the beauty for a couple of days before moving on. Check back later for more from California.

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