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Great California Road Trips: Fun on the U.S. 395

Driving Whitney Portal Road, just off U.S. 395 The U.S. 395 is a major north-south highway that connects California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington to the Canadian border. It has its southern terminus at Interstate 15 in the middle of nowhere, California, close to the city of Hesperia. While it has its beginning in the dullness… Continue reading Great California Road Trips: Fun on the U.S. 395

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Joshua Tree National Park

There is beauty in California's deserts. Places that are seemingly barren possess a wild and rugged allure.  Moreover, a closer look reveals the marvel of resilience.  Hundreds of species of plants and animals have adapted to their harsh environmental conditions to survive and thrive. About 130 miles from Los Angeles, California where the Mojave and… Continue reading Joshua Tree National Park