Soooooo... we left for our big adventure at 11:15, Sunday, March 18 in bunches of rain and wind. Headed for Bakersfield, we plugged on and on for 312 miles and made pretty good time! For this leg, Momma drove while Daddy checked for heights of bridges and such!
Outside of Chowchilla, on highway 99 (The Golden State Highway), we saw a beautifimuss rainbow! We got a little lost in Bakersfield as the sun was setting, looking for Orange Grove RV Park. We eventually found it, but way after dark. The next morning, our route to Joshua Tree was closed due to SNOW!!! After about three hours, we were permitted to go and proceeded...
The roads were good, but our truck was not. When we'd just about made it to the top of the pass, our transmission died again. It seems that the parts those guys who replaced the whole kit and kaboodle last week were no good. Lucky that we are completely warranteed. Unlucky that we are sitting here in Tehachapi until at least next Tuesday. Lucky that the guys now working on our truck are super, super nice. Also lucky that so much cool stuff is going on here. Lastly, unlucky that we're going to have to miss J-Tree and the Grand Canyon. However, there is a lot to do here... which. is. lucky! Such as all the snows when we arrived!
How cool is it to run and jostle each other in that white fluff? Later, when the snows disappeared, I just had to do some roachin'...
Next, there was a buncha action takin' place on the main street of this town! They were filming a commercial for Dodge!
On the next day, we took a tour of the wind farms in the hills around Tehachapi. Some of these are just... well... mighty!
Love ya, Mom! We're just figgurin' out how to do the internets with our phone... and will try to visit you in the next day or two. We have more pix and stories to tell too, so will be posting more. We sure hope we'll get off soon with fully functional transmission this time ark!