Late last week I began some travel with the purpose of visiting family. Since my mother’s passing, I have made it my focus to keep in touch with loved ones a little better than I had previously. That was her joy in life–family. So I have been on the phone more regularly and visiting when I am able to do so.
I love to travel. My wandering soul craves for the expansion I get when I travel. My heart yearns for the connection in exploring new sights, new sounds, new environments, new people. So no matter where I am I think of it as a journey and do a little exploring. I knew it was a good day to get on the road as when I looked at my mileage it read 11111.
I started in Terra Bella, California and traveled to Henderson, Nevada. I am taking advantage of a virtual mailbox while I travel and they had a package for me in Henderson. I could have had it forwarded to wherever I am but thought it would be fun to just go pick it up personally along my journey.
The drive took me through lots of agriculture and farmland on Highway 65. Then after a short stint on Highway 99 and later Highway 58, my travel went through the Tehachapi mountains where windmills turned quietly on hilltops. Near Tehachapi, in Boron, there is a visitor center to one of the biggest and richest deposits of borax on the planet! Just after Barstow and into San Bernardino County on Highway 15, I stopped to get gas in Baker, California. I remember Baker as a thriving town with the World’s largest thermometer. As I drove through it felt more like a ghost town. There are still a few shops and hotels, but certainly not the bustling town I remembered. I made it to Henderson in good time, did a little work online and rested for the next day’s trip.
Next in Travel is a drive through the length of Nevada.