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A day in the desert July 24, 2015

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desert highway Morengo Valley

On a dark desert highway…

Well it is a wine growing region! Morongo Valley vineyard.

Well it is a wine growing region! Morongo Valley vineyard.

 

I could not pass up the chance to see a real (American) desert so I did a desert road trip today. From LA, I drove to Twentynine Palms and then back with a detour to Palm Springs. Just like in the movies!

The edge of town - Twentynine Palms, a desert town. These houses face across the road into the Mojave desert.

The edge of town – Twentynine Palms, a desert town. These houses face across the road into the Mojave desert.

The view from the houses (1)

The view from the houses (1)

The view from the houses (2)

The view from the houses (2)

29 Palms baptist29 Palms mural

An urban myth found in reality! And one of the many murals in Twentynine Palms.

Adobe Rd 3 Adobe liqor store

The main road through Twentynine Palms (off the freeway) is Adobe Road – it leads to the US marine base.

 

The town has several barber shops, all offering marine hair cuts

The town has several barber shops, all offering marine hair cuts

Joshua Tree at the town of Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree at the town of Joshua Tree

Palm Springs shopping center / centre

Palm Springs shopping center / centre

Palm Springs (2)

Palm Springs (2)

Actually, the above was Rancho Mirage, home to Patrick Macnee, Bob Hope, Gerald Ford, Frank Sinatra….

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