|CA Fruit Depot|
|Lots of almonds|
I came across a Courtesy Drive In restaurant in the next town down and HAD to stop!. My family owned the Courtesy Drive Ins in St. Louis back in the day and so the name really caught my attention. The food did not disappoint either. They have all types of burgers. I chose the Mexican burger & it was fab. The extra bonus at this stop was the Galaga game that they had inside. I love this game. You can keep all the new fangled action video things .. just give me one of these to play!
|Looking back towards all the crop fields|
|Joshua Tree bloom|
I headed to Tehachapi and cut off down a back road through the wind farms, through blooming Joshua trees and to the poppy fields... not a single bit of color there yet. It was windy and desolate and I got whapped by a few tumbleweeds to boot! Instead of fighting the wind, I opted to take a canyon road through the Angeles forest to get back home. There were plenty of horses along the winding route through the blanketed green hills. 200+ miles and 6 hours later, the never pretty track subdivisions and the Magic Mountain roller coasters came into view and I was home. Now to load up the 'surf' tunes on the iPod for tomorrows daytrip to the coast! I love 'migration' time!