I had heard the day before from the locals that there had been lots of snow up in the mountains (they said they haven’t seen snow like this in the area in 20 years), so I wondered if it might be a challenge to get to Joshua Tree National Park. But the roads looked clear online and the weather was good, so I decided to head up there. I’m staying in a 55+ mobile home community and RV park in Desert Hot Springs. Being 55, I just made it in. I had to be careful when backing up m
Let’s talk about grief. All of us will experience grief in our lifetimes. No one will escape. The truth is, the lives of those we love are precarious. On any given day we can receive word that our child, spouse, parent or best friend has cancer or has suddenly died. Most of us will outlive our parents and many of us will outlive our siblings. We will lose those we love. There are a lot of people out there who are grieving and there is no timeline or prescription to end their
Pinnacles National Park Pinnacles National Park is located in central California, a land of agriculture in all directions as far as the eye can see. The nearby towns of Salinas and Soledad are supporting the wine industry with hundreds of vineyards and other produce being grown year-round in the arid climate. Water can be seen running on the farms all day. I wondered where they are getting the water because this place is dry as a bone. There is no visible water source around.