From Sequioa and King’s Canyon, we took Highway 198 and 65 to Bakersfield. From there, we proceeded to Barstow through US 58. And on to US 15 for Las Vegas, Nevada.
This was a long trip, about 6 hours or so. But the route we took was a scenic one. So we didn’t mind. 🙂
It was here that I saw a lot of orchard farms. Apples, orange and nuts.
This is where I saw also for the first time the oil pumps. I found that interesting because we have none in the Philippines. We have natural resources but it isn’t being developed. It made me wish that you know, our government would do something about it. And then maybe, we will no longer pay $5.50 per gallon of fuel. Ahhh.. talk about wishful thinking!
Another thing that I found interesting were the cargo trains beside the highway. You know, it may be old fashioned but it keeps the traffic from the main road. So I find that plan really intelligent, whoever thought of it. The difference in my country is that we have cargo trucks who are always on the left lane even if they are supposed to be on the right lane. Slower vehicles, on the right lane remember? But nahh… these drivers are the kings of the road so they do not care if they are keeping the traffic. 🙂 Same thing with bus drivers. So we have these small roads with too many vehicles = traffic jam all the time. If you’ve been here, you would agree with me. It is not relaxing to drive here. If you need excitement in your life, I dare you to live in the Philippines. You will have fun. he he …
You may find this funny, but believe me I looked forward to the exit signs. Seriously. ha ha.. It tells us where to eat, that’s why! And no, no Mcdonald’s please. We sort of banned eating in mcdonald’s while we were there since that’s what we have in the Philippines.
Somewhere in Barstow, I saw acres and acres of windmills.
Ahhh.. and then of course , the Mojave Desert. I have never seen that much space in all my life. I would hate to get lost out there!
I don’t know what airfield is this. But I saw a lot of planes. 🙂
Ok, we almost had an accident in this area. This truck was tailing us. Too close for comfort, actually. So John let him pass. And then he swerved intentionally, almost hitting us. I don’t cuss, but you know exactly what I thought. So we called up 911 to report him. Obviously, assholes are everywhere. To borrow John Lennon’s words “people are the same wherever you go..”
Too bad for him, I’ve done roadtrips all my life. So I have perfected taking drive-by photos. And so he gets this space in my blog. Beware road trippers.
Moving on. 🙂
The temperature at Mojave Desert.
We have arrived.
My Las Vegas blog next time, my friends. 🙂
Lea C. Walker