Krusen with the Kruses travel blog

Morning in Tehachapi - clouds covering the mountains

Even more wind turbines than when we came thru in October

Joshua trees along the east side of Tehachapi Pass

Colorful train below the huge wind turbines

Wind turbines have multiplied on the Mojave side of the mountains

Airplane graveyard in front of wind turbines

Mojave desert & mountains

Borax mill - as in 20 Mule Team Borax

Edwards AFB communications installation

Joshua trees are so interesting - we saw Joshua tree forests!

The desert is blooming

Huge solar array outside Barstow

Desert mountains are interesting

 

Interesting clouds blown by the wind

Soda Lake has moisture if not water

Thermometer in Baker, CA - relatively cool day today

Hadn't ever seen solar like these

Bushes blooming in the desert

Into Nevada

Views of Las Vegas

Mt Charleston still holding snow

Freeway walls depict building of the Hoover Dam

Home at Boulder City Elks for the week


We left Tehachapi shortly after 8:00 this morning. The Tehachapi Mtns were mostly covered with clouds. It was a little breezy but it was pushing us & not a problem - helped the fuel mileage.

We enjoyed the trip across the Mojave desert. The desert mountains & Joshua trees are always interesting to us & there were still wildflowers & bushes blooming in the desert. The wind turbine installations have increased just since we were thru here last October & there were some really huge solar installations near Barstow & close to the CA/NV state line on Hwy 15.

When we turned off 15 coming into Las Vegas the wind hit us in the side & then we were facing it going into Boulder City but it wasn't too much of a problem. We were at the Elks Lodge in Boulder City around 1:30 & all set up by 2:00. It was in the 80s here today - first time we've used the A/C since last fall in Bishop.

We're looking forward to visiting with friends Larry & Lee Ann and to doing a little sightseeing in the area. We'll be here until Friday so ... more later...

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