Paso Robles, CA to Tehachapi, CA
Oct 15, 2009
|Traveling with Carol, Lou & Beau .....
We had such a good day traveling...only 150 miles to go - we chose a park in Techachapi, by a small airport that operates planes that pull up gliders. After we arrived Lou thought about it for a short while! I would be too scared.
Have some neat pictures to include. We saw fields filled on both sides of the road as far as we could see with oil or gas pumping machines - NEVER saw so many in one place - plus it was a HUGE operation!
I was so pleased to see all the nuts that were grown between where we were and Bakersfield. There were walnuts, almonds, pecans pistachios. These were all on healthy-looking trees and available for purchase along the road.
Fruit trees also contained oranges, dates, lemons. peaches, plums plus vines of grapes and cotton fields. I was amazed that everything was doing so well after hearing about the water being rationed in California, although it did seem that some did get water and some didn't. That is what Lou & I thought.
Also ........... there were fields filled with flowers of every color...so beautiful! All-in-all, it was great for us to see farmers producing products for America. I pray!!
Our park was the Mountain Valley Airport RV Park. It was okay for our one-night stop, as we didn't even unhook the truck from the RV.
Tomorrow we need to travel 234 miles to Needles, CA, which is the last town in CA before going into Arizona. We expected heat, and were not surprised as it hit 98 dry degrees.
I am thinking back to our fabulous cool weather up north and in CA - lucky, lucky people!
I have asked Karen to find us a place that is in the 40-50s in the morning and 60-70s in the afternoon. This would be ideal.
It doesn't look like there is a lot of global warming so far this summer or fall. Early 'coolish' weather and snow, of all things.
Lou and I wish you fewer worries......... makes for a longer life I am told. How we pray for that!
We send LOTS of love to all of you .................