June 21st, 2012
The first day began with an 8 hour shift at work starting at 5AM. After work I raced home and completed the last chores before closing up the house for nearly a month.
It was 2:45pm before we ventured out onto the scorching slab.
It was 110 degrees in Phoenix and wasn't gonna cool anytime soon as we struck out towards the west.
Into the blinding sun. It warmed up to 112 degrees near the California border.
At sunset we stopped in the Mojave Desert.
Helen was happy to be on "vacation".
We avoid the Interstate and stick to the desert 2 lane highways. We are nearly alone out here.
A snack stop in 29 Palms.
Shortly after leaving 29 Palms we headed up into high desert where it quickly cooled into a comfortable evening for a ride. We found a place to spend the night around 11pm.