Donna & I did another overnight-er, riding to Joshua Tree N.P. near Twenty Nine Palms, CA. We left early Wednesday morning, temp was about 42, so we layered on our cold weather gear and left about 6:15am.
Getting the tires checked
First stop after getting through the morning rush hour, was for gas in Henderson - the Stratosphere in the background, nice sunny day even though it was a little cool
South on HWY93
Then west on I 40 for a few miles
From all my years living in Wyoming - I forgot not to pass right next to a cattle truck, got splattered by some cattle dung! Remember to move as far left as possible!!
Took old Route 66 to Amboy, stopped in Essex, CA. to get this
An old eatery, long since gone - the Roadrunner restaurant, on the way to Amboy
Coming into Amboy, CA.
We stopped at Roy's, the sign said cafe, but all they had were snacks - the kitchen wasn't open, which was too bad, had an old style counter, we had planned on eating there
We did get gas though, one pump was working. Donna enjoyed a muffin
While we were there a group of 15 Harleys pulled up. They were all from Poland, touring the west. They loved the RT 66 sign painted on the road, parked one of their bikes near it and started taking pictures. It was fun to watch, as there was other traffic coming, several times they moved the bike off the road and then back on it when the traffic cleared. I went out and took a group shot for them and visited with them. They were having a great time doing this, thankfully no one got run over
South on Amboy Rd. heading to Joshua, CA.
We stopped and finally had breakfast in Twenty Nine Palms, then onto the Park.
Lots of Joshua trees
Temperature must have dropped about 10 degrees while riding through the Park, but warmed up once we dropped into the Turkey Flats, Pinto mountain in the background
We had planned on making it to the Cottonwood visitor center, but it was getting late and we didn't want to be riding after dark, so we headed back. Gets dark now at 5pm.
Lots of Cholla cactus in one area
Out of the Park, heading into Twenty Nine Palms, CA.
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