Indio, California: After a great morning at the Bakersfield RV Resort - jogging on their great treadmill - oh goodness, did we have an awful day of driving. Terrible. The roads are in such terrible shape anyway and weeks of rain have turned parts of Highway 58 from Bakersfield to Highway 395 (Four Corners) into pothole after pothole over pothole until it just becomes one massive pothole. You could hide a VW Bug in some of these things! Portions of Highway 395 (near Hesperia) have lost entire lanes - simply swept away by rivers of rain. Mother Nature can be such a bitch.
We stopped only twice on our 250-ish-mile trek today - once for fuel for the Magna Peregrinus ($362) and once for fuel for us (leftovers from Bill & Ginger's steak feast Saturday night). The rest of the day was spent avoiding potholes and terrible traffic. My Poor Driver is simply exhausted. Me too. I knitted an entire dishcloth for The Lovely Lisa on our drive today.
Until my next update, I remain, your recharging correspondent.
RV Park: Motorcoach Country Club. Without a doubt (to me - and don't forget, it's my website) the finest RV Resort in The World. Every available amenity. Golf, tennis courts, 3 pools, 3 spas, bathhouses, fitness center, club houses, restaurant, bar, gated security, 2-mile waterway and wifi. We are paying about $100 per night. (Not a typo!)