The Long and Winding Road Trip

Normally, my posts appear on a Sunday, which is where this blog’s title comes from. But beginning next week and the following week, I’m not sure when I’ll be able to post.

Next Saturday, I fly to Las Vegas to begin a week long road trip which I estimate at 1,000 miles. Most of Sunday will be spent in Death Valley, spending the night just north of Los Angeles. Monday, it’s down the Pacific coast highway towards San Diego, with an overnight in Oceanside. Tuesday through Thursday will be in San Diego. Friday, I head back towards Vegas through Joshua Tree National Park. Saturday, it’s back to Vegas through the Mojave Desert National Preserve before returning to Florida on Sunday.

The trip will be an interesting mix of urban and oputdoor exploration in both new and now so new locations. I was in Death Valley, San Diego and Joshua Tree just last October. But I’ve not driven the Pacific coast between Los Angeles and San Diego or ben through the Mojave Desert. And I’ve not been through the western side of Death Valley so that will be new.

I’m not sure when I’ll be able to post about the trip. That first day will be a long one, so maybe I’ll post on Monday evening. I’ll be arriving in Florida late Sunday evening before Memorial Day, so I may not not be able to post until Monday.

Here’s a bird’s eye view of the route, with travel in a counter clockwise direction:

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