Despite our late night last night, littles still had us up nice and early this morning: 6:40am. At least they slept an hour or so after sunrise. Showers and laundry were on the to-do list this morning. After all were showered, laundry completed, and camper cleaned, we hooked back up and headed north. This is a travel day with our destination for today still to be decided.
We are travelling on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains again, so much of the scenery is desert again. We are even getting to experience rain in the desert. Out here we see many more solar farms than we are accustomed to seeing. The Sierra Nevadas are still beautiful, and we see a beautiful rushing river. We even see two spots that look like they are supposed to be lakes (and according to the map, they are), but they are nothing but big areas of sand. There isn’t a drop of water in them. I’m not sure if they will fill up with water in a rainier season or if there is just so much drought out here that the lakes have totally turned to desert. At first we weren’t sure if they were supposed to be lakes, but then we noticed on the map that there was supposed to be a named lake just beside the road we were on. These would definitely have been some of the shallowest lakes I have ever seen though.
We finally get off US 395 and take a smaller state highway farther north into California. Although it is still dry here, we are finally seeing more trees.
The kids are catching up on writing some postcards, and Ryon is working on his journal. I am finally caught up for now on blog posts, with the help of Charlie and Nathanael. I’m caught up on laundry too. There isn’t much to do other than write, stare out the window, or pick up some needlework.
We are still loving our trip. I feel as if I could do this for a long time. I did finally pick up a tree book, so hopefully I won’t have to rely on my dad to tell me what all the trees are in my pictures!