After I left Orange County I headed up to Palm Springs in the desert. There were areas of heavy traffic in places, but nothing too bad. I was able to drive by Castle Park in Riverside(my favorite place ever to go miniature golfing) and drive the scenic part of the Pomona FWY (60). I also passed a fire in Banning.
The desert floor
Palm Springs aerial Tramway entrance
It was over 100 degrees in the desert!!
A college friend, Carrie, from Carrie On Vegan picked me up and we went downtown to walk around.
We had a great time catching up and had dinner at Palm Greens Cafe. I had lavendar lemonade and vegan lasagna
It was delicious!!
After going back to the hotel I went swimming for a little while after dark and just sat out on a lounge chair and enjoyed the night.
The next morning I went to church.
I met a lady whose last name was Bock (my family's name) and a missionary from Kansas City!!
After church I headed back west through the desert and saw the wind turbines
and stopped at a rest stop to change out of my church clothes and a military convoy had stopped there as well!
Then I stopped in Cabazon for gas and to see the dinosaurs
I also stopped at Hadley Farms for dates, gigantic grapefruits and a date shake!!
Then I drove up to Apple Valley to spend the afternoon with my cousins :) I had such a great time seeing everyone and did not want to leave, but Vegas was calling!!