Update on Boots - For anyone who read my "New Boots and a delimma" post, just wanted to say that Revzilla did an awesome job of sending me out a brand new pair, with three day shipping! At no charge! They shipped them out before I even RMA'd back the old boots. I can't compliment them enough! I will certainly be ordering from them again. So I had my new boots by Thursday, just in time for my trip on Saturday! Which brings me to this post...Yucca Valley! Just got back last night!
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The catalyst for this expedition was a friend of mine, Jacob, who currently lives in Oceanside, just bought a new Kawasaki Concours and was jonesing for a road trip. I won't go into the details of how I'm always telling him my next bike should be a Concours, and he felt the need to go out and buy my bike. Get your own dreams buddy! Just kidding. Anyway we picked our dates and decided to use Yucca Valley as our base of operations. Jacob grew up in Yucca and knew all the cool places to explore. February weather can always be unpredictable. Luckily we dodged a bullet and missed a bad cold front that moved through the area. It actually snowed in Tucson on Wednesday of last week. If that had come through on Saturday not sure if this trip would have happened.
Saturday morning! The well known departure picture from my front sidewalk. Thanks honey!
Jacob and I had picked Brawley, California as our meetup point. I found him wandering a grocery store parking lot like an extra from the set of The Walking Dead. If I hadn't come along when I did who knows what kind of trouble he would have gotten himself into.
Salton Sea. I'd always wanted to visit this place after seeing a segment on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations show. After hearing rumors that it smelled like rotting fish I was surprised that it smelled normal. To be honest I would have liked to explore the area a bit more, but we were short on time and had to move on.
La Casita Nueva) and enjoyed a great dinner. I had the fajitas of course!:)
Ma Rouge Coffee House.
Pioneertown. This place started as a live-in Old West motion picture set built in the 1940's. And yes it was quite chilly that morning so I was rocking the red ski cap:)