Overnighted at Barstow on Route 66, the last town in California.
Took a trip across the desert, visiting Kelso station and dunes. It was hot, hot hot @ 102c. We stopped off in a Joshua tree forest which was mystical and magical , just like dr Seuss'. No rattlesnakes...phew!
Deserted straight roads that stretched on for miles. Becky took her first go at driving the auto. Oh so brave ...automatic and everything!