Mojave Desert. Man it is hot out here.
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March 26th, 2007 – by: bcbusdriver
I made a quick lunch break in Barstow and as soon as I got out of the car at a family diner I really could feel he heat. It was already 41 degrees and it was still 11 in the morning, it felt like a furnace.
The Mojave Desert was amazing. I was amazed that anything grew in the dry sand and horrible heat. In some ways the Mojave was beautiful even though the only colors I saw were brown and red. I am so used to seeing about a dozen shades of green and blues when I look at the ground and trees so this was so much different. I was also very surprised to see how rugged the desert was.
I spent a few hours wondering both on foot, but never too far from the car's air con, and on some side roads in the car. The day was getting a bit late so I had to make a choice. I could head back west for a bit of a long drive and go to exciting Van Nuys or I could keep going northeast to Las Vegas. Never been to Vegas so why not. I mean it might be a long time before I am in this region again so I better take advantage of it.
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