The drive from vegas west was rough, there is just no way around it, it was HOT and we were kinda miserable. We went to Joshua Tree thinking we were going to camp there and head to San Diego the next day. We arrived at the visitor center and quickly learned that many of the camp grounds were closed due to the heat. UGH, it was hot. But we loved the park and drove though thinking all the trees looked like Dr. Suess drawings. We stopped to have our pictures made at skull rock. We drove to see the San Andreas Fault Line. As the evening progressed the temperature started to drop, and we were more comfortable, but we still drove on towards San Diego. We had dinner at Chili's which restored our energy enough to have a brief dance party in the car to DMX as we continued south. The veggie burger there wasn't that bad. We got to Uncle Skip's in San Diego around 9:30. He started in telling us all about seals, mushrooms, and the renovations to his house. Glad to have more time in San Diego! Yay, made it all the way to California!!!! Yippie! Go Loretta GO!!!