Monday, November 30, 2009

La Quinta... Casa Santa Rosa

Sunday November 29, 2009
Trip mileage: 2775 km
We continued our trip south from Santa Maria, through Hemet and then on to La Quinta. The drive out of Hemet, along the Pine to Palm highway was beautiful. We passed quite a few cars coming down the mountain with 2+ inches of snow on their roofs. Although we did not run into any snow on the road, there was a bit on the sides between 4000 and 5000 feet high. Heading down the other side of the mountains, we stopped at a roadside vista and took the picture above. It reminded us of the Mazda "zoom zoom" ad on tv. The mountains were covered with very beautiful cacti and drought loving native plants such as the juniper pictured below.