Whoever went to California, probably knows the phenomenon: an ever present high temperature low humidity wind, which basically acts as a blowdryer stripping anything in its path from its moisture. Today we have been in its grip for over 4 hours. Luckily, we were prepared and bought a huge tray of bottled water to keep us hydrated.

The route was from Palm Springs, CA to Scottsdale, AZ and led us over the infamous I10. There’s one thing for sure about this Highway 10, it’s long, straight and pretty much boring! Probably all highways are like this, but as it’s our first, it’s boring. 😉

We made a little d-tour, and rode straight through Joshua Tree National Park. We can be very short about that one: you should go there! It’s a beautiful place with mad flora and an even crazier scenery. The backdrop of mountains with the weirdest names make for a perfect day out. The drive took us about 3 hours extra in total, but was worth every second!

Right now, we’re sitting in our hotel Indigo after a great meal in a lobster restaurant (in the middle of the desert!) contemplating tomorrow. Only a big drive and a huge gap stand between us!

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