Friday 30th March 2018
Jay finally got the rest of the fancy science equipment delivered in his Metabolomics lab at the University of California in Riverside. Now he is in the process of hiring staff to test and analyze STUFF.
I have never seen so many tubes and wires. Jay was very patient trying to explain some of the more simple procedures to his befuddled Mum. We wish you every success with your new scientific endeavor Dr. Jay.
We moved on to Desert Hot Springs for a few days. This is a pretty breezy area, hence the hundreds of windmills.
Yippee, a slot canyon. It’s our favorite way to play the slots.
This one had a few ladders
And quite a bit of scrambling.
We were lucky enough to have one last visit from Jay. It was a great afternoon for a desert stroll.
Our car is a multi task tool. The pickle ball bats came in handy to level up the cooktop. Jay those steaks were delicious.
A little behavior training.
Thanks for a lovely afternoon Jay.
The Mimosa trees are in full bloom and smell so good.
We travelled on to Quartzsite Arizona. This sign was on the door of a solar panel store! Crikey, what do solar panels and weapons have in common?
There are lots of wild burros wandering around the desert. Dean shared his apple with a couple.
This baby looked like a fluffy toy.
Dean was feeling a bit prickly on this desert hike.
I’m still pretty agile for a geezerette.
Now that’s some prime free range beef. Makes me hungry for a juicy steak.
We decided the delightful desert view did not desert us as we devoured our delicious dessert in the desert.
I had just complained about not seeing much wildlife on this hike and then a very pretty gopher snake stopped by to say hello.
Our last stop at In and Out Burger as we head eastwards. This burger chain is mostly in California.
All the fresh lettuce, tomato and onion counteract the fries. Of course we all know ketchup is considered a vegetable in the USA. We try to behave a bit by sharing 1 order of fries and drinking lemon water.
Onwards to the Grand Canyon.