Getting hot (again) in the desert

30th March 2011 by Helen
getting close to the Mexican border - not time yet so carried on

roadside flora and fauna in the Arizona desert

After an excellent hotel breakfast we headed out of California and into Arizona, watching the temperature guage steadily rising along the way.  The road we were on, the Interstate 8, runs pretty much alongside the Mexican border and the scenery was characterised by desert sand and cacti, especially the huge Saguaro growing like a forest alongside the road.

stopping at a thrift store and a chance to offload some more of the excess baggage we left the UK with!!

stopping at a thrift store and a chance to offload some more of the excess baggage we left the UK with!!

We were fooled by last night’s excellent hotel experience into staying at another Howard Johnson hotel just outside Tucson, only to find it didn’t come up to the previous night’s standard.  Still, it served it’s purpose and we finished the final preparation of our display board for the Expo tomorrow.  Trouble with living out of a Land Rover is it isn’t easy to carry this kind of stuff without it getting damaged and needs to be done at the last minute.

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