You should be thankful you are alive every single day. On this day in particular, I'm sure I cheated death and I don't know why, other than a Godly hand reached down and pushed a car off the road.
It started off nicely enough, except the 10-15 mph winds were a pain in the butt the first 3 hours. It pushed me right and left making for jaw clenching and a death grip on my steering wheel. I WAS able to partake of a cookie or two that Patsy offered as a going away present. I think it gave me strength for what was to come. I'm also sure these came from Bill's stash, so thank you both for the yummy snacks.
They lasted all the way to Indio. Worse than the side wind was the head winds that kept my poor truck working itself to death trying to keep up the pace. I kept having to turn the cruise control off and watch the speedometer like a hawk to keep from getting run over.At long last with lots of mountaintop snow, we entered Indio. I kept looking for a place to stop and give the kids a rest, but it was not to be found.
Of course it was much prettier in person than these pictures. With the wind, I wasn't about to take my hands off the wheel for picture taking, so this is it.