Both our parents spent time at Quartzsite in their travelling years and we just had to go to see how much fun can be had so we took off from Chico in late December and headed South.
We stayed with the kids (Jay n Sara) in Tehachapi for several days and had a wonderful Christmas with them. It is so nice to wake up on Christmas morning and see the Grand kids relishing the works of Santa. To make it even more special we had about 4-5 inches of snow the night before.
And to make Christmas even more special my Daughter (Jilly) and her boyfriend (Danny) showed land and spent The day with us. Thank you so much Jilly, it was so good to see you both!
My favorite two girls!
And the grand kids along with some friends for a sleep over, note “Mickey” had to join the party.
After leaving Tehachapi we headed to Barstow to visit my Mom and brother (Craig) and his family.
For anyone with a large RV you may have a hard time getting a camping space. Not only were they small but all the campsites were full mostly with tent campers. It was somewhat embarrassing driving thru the campgrounds with the rig and everyone starring at you like, “What?”
So we continued to drive thru the park and camped on BLM land on the Southern edge of the park.
After leaving Joshua Tree we headed to the great Salton Sea where we camped for $8 a night on the shores of the huge lake. The entire story of how the lake was created and how popular it once was to how fast it is drying up and a sad future is all really amazing.
Neither Kay or I have ever been to this area, the Imperial Valley so we thought we would drive up to Palm Springs. We drove around like tourists looking at all the 1950’s homes where many famous people had lived.
We toured the Yuma territorial prison while in Yuma. this is the isolation cell were one would say for weeks in total darkness.
After a really enjoyable trip we headed back to Chico where we will stay for a few months before heading out North to see my brother and sister.