Another beautiful sea side area, our objective was to take a break here and to enjoy a last view of the Pacific Ocean before riding inland. And the weather could not have been better.
|Dana Point group shot: L-R Lorraine, me, Jeanette, Fritz, Bonnie, Lucky, Trena, Roger.|
|The mission is much larger than one would believe.|
|The bells of Capistrano|
|Gorgeous topography - Little traffic|
|Taking a break to view Lake Elsinore from above.|
From here, our group rode into the great little city of Temecula where an Old Town eatery satisfied our lunch cravings. Temecula, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is from here that we led the ride through more back roads (at elevations of 4,000 feet) over California 371, onto Highway 74 and the tight 'S' curves into Palm Desert.
|Group photo taken at the lookout on Highway 74|
|Arriving in Palm Desert.|
|Riding into the city of Palm Springs, CA Palm Springs, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia|
|Dinner was very good but the crowd noise, created in part by the large crowds enjoying spring break, made it nearly impossible for us to carry any conversations. With dinner completed, we quickly took exit to the near peacefulness of the street.|
Jeanette and I met Bonnie/Fritz and Lorraine/Roger at their Palm Springs hotel early that morning. By 8:30 am, we left Palm Springs, rode along Highway 111 to Highway 74 in Palm Desert, before heading south through the 'S' curves, up and over the San Jacinto mountain range. Our destination? Julian, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At lunchtime, we found a lovely Julian restaurant that offered outdoor seating. From here, Highway 78 east was the last part of our group ride before Jeanette and I broke away from Lorraine/Roger and Bonnie/Fritz. We headed north on Highway 86 for Palm Springs and they continued east on 78 and S-24 to Yuma, AZ.
|Our final stop near the approach to Highway 86|
|L-R Lorraine, Bonnie and Jeanette|
|L-R Fritz, me and Roger.|
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