Mojave Desert trip, January 2020

Since I needed to spend a couple of days in Bakersfield taking care of some property business, we decided to continue on to the Mojave. I wanted to revisit more of the Mojave National Preserve, so on the Thursday, Jan 16 we drove to Barstow. But first, we made a stop in Rainbow Basin, a […]

2017 Amgen Tour of California

With no Mother’s Day get-together planned for our family, I headed off to Sacramento for the Amgen Tour of California bike race. I watched the roll out of the men’s stage 1, wandered around the women’s team buses getting photos of the women racers, and then watched the women’s 20-lap criterium. Then the men arrived […]

Cerro Gordo trip

I have wanted to visit Cerro Gordo, a ghost town high in the Inyo Mountains, for several years. A fund raising event for Cerro Gordo announced on a Facebook page attracted me to do it this year.

Our first stop on the trip south was Soda Lake in the Carrizo Plain where the flower bloom […]