It has been a while since you have been on a Road Trip with Cindy and Jimmy, so early this morning we loaded up and hit the road, what happens over the next couple of weeks I will share with you and as you know it just may be anything.
My plans were to leave the house at straight up 5am, and after loading up the car until after dark last night to assure that I would be ready, I sat drinking coffee with Cindy’s Dad this morning knowing well and good that 5am was really going to be closer to 6, because Cindy didn’t have the same plans as I.
After making a stop at Micky Dees in Twenty Nine Palms for breakfast because “We always do this” according to Cindy, I said what do you mean always, we have only been through here twice, she said yes and we stopped here both times, so now its like a Family Tradition I said, she replied, you got it, so now it appears we have a new Family Tradition.
We headed out across the desert because this is always the fastest way to go, it turned out to be not near as fast due to sand covering the road in several spots, they say it Never Rains in Southern California—it pours, and it appears it had been.
The salt flats near Amboy, CA were still as I recalled, looked like a bunch of salt with sand mixed in, actually here is where they scoop high grade rock salt from the desert and ship it all over the country for commercial use, this fact actually got me to thinking about the health conscious folks.
If everyone is on a Sea Salt kick and it is so good for you, rather than harvest it from the sea, why can’t we get salt from the desert and clean it up for the table with the name “Desert Sea Salt”, just a thought mind you, and can you just imagine the commercial for this one.
Just past the salt flats Cindy noticed a large amount of growth in the distance, looking closer we realized it was a huge field of tumbleweeds, now mind you it all makes sense to me, they grow them here for a reason, Hollywood is not that far away and with it never raining in Southern California, just where would be the best place to grow a good authentic tumbleweed for the Western movies.
I can see right now that it is a good thing we stopped for the night, early tomorrow morning we will be driving through Albuquerque and getting to the kids house by early afternoon for some fun with our Grand-baby Benjamin.
Sure hope we don’t make a wrong turn in Albuquerque.