|This Friday morning view developed into a late afternoon rainfall that lasted all night long.|
|Highway to the High Desert / Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree.|
|We had the 'wind at our back' (good title for a song, don't you think?) all the way up to the High Desert.|
|We had planned for more of these views....but we're faced with the scene below.|
|About one half mile from our turn off into Joshua Tree and the highway was closed due to a major vehicular collision.|
|It took forever to get up to the detour but we understood that we could not continue our journey to Joshua Tree without facing a major delay. With the volume of traffic - and snail pace movement - we chose to turn around.|
|With a view like this, we felt OK to continue riding. Although we have rain gear with us at all times, we didn't think we would need it.|
|We quietly rolled into this RV park and surprised Trena and Lucky who were sitting about in the sun next to their rig.|
We did reconnect with Hector & Diane in Yuma, AZ, and now with Trena and Lucky here in the Desert Hot Springs area. We hit it off right from our first meeting. So, it's as though we have known each other for a much longer period of time.
|Lucky and I exchanging yarns.....and jokes too.|
|Not sure what Trena & Jeanette were talking about but they were enjoying it too.|
|Lucky - holding court!|
|Trena.....paying very close attention (yeah....right!)|
|Getting ready to leave. Notice the lack of shadows? Yep, the sun was gone...and the temperature dropped significantly.|
A 7 time Grammy Award winning jazz singer/songwriter, he has always been a favourite of mine. Jeanette likes jazz too. Among many of his accomplishments is the theme song he created for the television series, "Moonlighting", in the late 80's. He has several notable songs too. Remember the song, "After All?" That's his too.....amongst so many more.
He performed to a sold out house. In his mid to late 70's (our guess) he has an amazing range in voice and the house erupted into a standing ovation. So, it was a night to remember.
We drove to Palm Desert in a blinding rain - and we returned to our park in a blinding rain. There was a fair bit of standing water on the roadways.
|Wet conditions this Saturday morning.|
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