Upon arriving, we dropped our dog off at my parents’ house then went to my brother’s house for a family home evening. The only people missing were Will and Dacheese’s husband.
My parents were driving to California. I had invited them along, offering to pay for the hotel room if they paid for a rental car (although we ended up taking their truck, since gas prices had dropped. I think my dad said that he only put $70 in gas in for the whole trip because the average gas price was about $1.70.) We left their house around 8am, leaving two dogs in the care of my brother Ender.At a rest stop.
Our trip out was nice, we stopped and geocached a bit. Checking out some interesting sites like the city of Felicity, CA or “The Center of the World” which is in its early stages, but will some day be a fascinating monument.Felicity, CA
We also stopped in the town of Ocotillo (aptly named as there were so many ocotillos growing around it, some of them were bigger than any I have ever seen.) The weather was ideal for a day of driving, slightly overcast with intermittent rain. Although a good portion of the trip was flat it was interesting to see many of the places you often hear about. Also, I didn’t realize how close the border to Mexico is to Interstate 8.