After leaving Las Vegas I rode into the Southern California desert. For the first 100 miles it was strange but beautiful area.
As you get farther into the trip you pass a couple of military bases. The first is Fort Irwin which is the Army’s desert war fair center. The next is Edwards Air Force Base where all the new aircraft tests are done, and where Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier.
A very interesting place was Tehachapi a small town in the mountains with great scenery. Their sign says it’s a town with four seasons. A really nice looking small town.
Another town along the route was Hinkley, if you remember your movies this is where Erin Brockovich saved the town from PG&E.
If you are an airline and you have extra airplanes for some reason what do you do with them? You fly them to Mohave, California and park them. It was strange to see hundreds of planes just sitting.

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This is a solar generating area. It must have covered two square miles.

This is a solar generating area. It must have covered two square miles.

Airplanes parked in the desert.

Airplanes parked in the desert.

First view of the San Joaquin Valley.

First view of the San Joaquin Valley.