California country

10 04 2006

The drive from Paso Robles to Palm Springs takes in two of my favourite areas of California. The rolling green hills (at least at this time of the year!) of the country in and around Paso, and the Mojave Desert. Yes, California has some wonderful countryside and scenery (Yosemite, Big Sur, gold country), but these are perhaps two areas that aren’t on the tourist trail. The hills of Paso reminded me a lot of the Bridgetown area in south west Western Australia. Similar climate and landscape, but Bridgetown doesn’t have earthquakes!

It took about 6 hours to drive to Palm Springs from Paso. We took a minor detour off Highway 58 into Mojave itself to have lunch at a place we’ve stopped at quite a few times now. Primo Burgers (near the aeroplane ‘graveyard’) make a fine burger… and it’s cheap too!


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