Our GPS was set for Mecca and off we went. After an hours travel we left the Park and entered a town where we stopped at a diner for lunch.
The service was slow, and while we were waiting Chris decided to check the map. It was only then we realised we had gone the wrong way.
Unfortunately the GPS couldn't computer that the shortest distance to Mecca was through the Park, and it took us on a semi-circular route that led to Joshua Tree, 15 miles due west of Twenty-nine Palms.
Although there were postings about Tarantula spiders, we did not see any. An occasional fleeing bird would catch our eye.
The views changed from a dry desert to green grass and beautiful trees, something we have not seen for some time. We soon found ourselves on CA 76, another scenic road that took us all the way into Oceanside, where we were invited to stay with Teresa, another of our metal artist friends. Terrie has a beatiful home just a few miles from the ocean. The suburb is lush, green and full of trees. She welcomed us with cold drinks before we settled down to a Barbecue dinner with wine. Yum!
Squeek greets everyone.
We met Terrie's son Greg and her housemates Natalia and Aurea who live with her.