|Don't get your hopes up for some nifty photos. First, it was a gloomy day...so gloomy raindrops fell intermittently throughout the day. I doubt the total was measureable, but still it rained and this desert town only gets about 5" a year. Dark menacing skies. I got an emergency warning siren and scroll on the TV for flash floods further south. Second, it's Mojave, and unfortunately it's not what I would consider a pretty town or countryside. But still, I enjoyed my mini explorations and Boots was watching out his window when I got home.
Again, the day did not begin as I would have liked. My Check Engine light came on in the truck. I went to town and got diesel, it was still on. I called a service guy and made an appt. for 7 a.m. tomorrow. The third and fourth times I restarted the engine after stops, the light did NOT come on. Whether I take it in or not will depend on whether it's on at 6:30 tomorrow morning. Just had a thorough inspection last week at the Chevy dealer in Oakdale and got a clean bill of health.
The interesting part of today was driving around the Mojave Air and Space Port (the airport), stopping at their little visitor's center and taking a dirt road to see a different view of the airport. After Mojave (it's only a few blocks long) I drove to see what a town would look like when somebody decided to name it California City. I saw it and since I couldn't imagine why it was thusly named, I looked it up on Wikipedia. If you care...you might check it out. Edwards Air Force Base produces most of the population of California City. (One interesting fact: in geographical area, it is the 3rd largest city in the state!!)
My truck has been so faithful, I'm sure hoping it was a fluke that sparked that light.
I'll, of course, keep you posted. Tonight is my second and last night in this "RV" park.