The views driving from Oatman back to I-40 near Needles are more of the amazing scenes form yesterday. I love the ragged mountains and high desert visually. We’ll see how I feel about being in this terrain after a few months when we return to NM.

We enjoy a beautiful drive through the eastern CA desert on our way to Ojai. From I-40 we take I-15 south to CA-18 past Palmdale to I-5 north to CA-126 to Santa Paula onto 150 to Ojai. I’d never driven this route.
Ojai feels like a familiar old friend. I’m happy to be here, but I’m not having the feeling of ahhhhh… arriving home. I’m curious to see how this develops.