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The two RV Gypsies drove from Arizona to California
September 23, 2022
USA map showing location of Arizona USA map showing location of California

approaching the California state line

California state line sign
Blythe city limit sign state line check pont
Welcome to California sign Indio bridge

Below: A wind turbine is a device that converts the kinetic energy of wind into electrical energy. Hundreds of thousands of large turbines, in installations known as wind farms, now generate over 650 gigawatts of power, with 60 GW added each year. Wind turbines are an increasingly important source of intermittent renewable energy, and are used to lower energy costs and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. One study claimed that, as of 2009, wind had the "lowest relative greenhouse gas emissions, the least water consumption demands and the most favorable social impacts" compared to photovoltaic, hydro, geothermal, coal and gas energy sources

Smaller wind turbines are used for applications such as battery charging for auxiliary power for boats or caravans, and to power traffic warning signs. Larger turbines can contribute to a domestic power supply while selling unused power back to the utility supplier via the electrical grid.

Wind turbines are manufactured in a wide range of sizes, with either horizontal or vertical axes.

wind turbines in California wind turbines in California

Below: Nasty, Heavy traffic on a typical California highway

Below: A very dry river bed in California

Nasty Heavy traffic on a typical California highway A very dry river bed in California

Below: Two very old wooden water towers.

Oak Hills water tower old wooden water tower with no name

Below: The two RV Gypsies drove past a very interesting water tank, but they did not have the time to try and get closer to it.

a very interesting water tank a very interesting water tank

Below: Hesperia and Menifee water tanks

Hesperia water tank and welcome sign Menifee water tank

Below: The two RV Gypsies caught a glimpse of the bit 64 at Liberty Sculpture Park, which is part of a set of large sculptures on the side of the road right before Eddie World. (Karen quickly snapped a photo as they drove by on the highway.) These sculptures were created to “celebrate freedom and memorialize the victims of communism.” They specifically deal with events like the Tienanmen Square Massacre, and it is pretty sobering to see. If you want to visit the sculpture park, you can drive through and see the dozen or so sculptures right off the 15 Freeway. If they ever pass this way again, they will stop. It is about 10-15 minutes after passing Barstow, where Karen spotted the big 64. Directions; Get off the freeway on Calico Road and head south. Turn right on Yermo Road, and you will see the entrance on your right. It is a little hard to see, so be watching for it. After arriving home, Karen researched it and learned more about it. If you use this link, be sure to return to this page. It always sucks to find out about these roadside attractions after the fact.

Liberty Sculpture Park's big 64

Not far from The Liberty Sculpture Park shown above, Karen Duquette also managed to photograph a large sundae at Eddie World in Yermo, California, which claims to be California's largest gas station. But it features 3 fast-casual restaurants, serving sandwiches, salads, sushi, chicken tenders, burgers, fries, and pizzas custom crafted and ready in 90 seconds. Plus homemade ice cream, a Coffee shop, popcorn, Jerky, and the cleanest restrooms on I-15. They also offer a large selection of candy, nuts, chocolates, dried fruit, and sugar-free candy. If the two RV Gypsies knew this was here before they drove by it, they would have stopped.

Eddie World's big ice cream sundae
bridge decor cool design on the back of a car
wind turbines in California
wind turbines in California panorama

Below: Driving in traffic along Highway 60, east of Los Angeles, and passing through Jurupa Valley, Karen Duquette photographed a mammoth hanging out on a hillside. His name is Eddy the Mammoth. He is 2-1/2 tons, about 25 to 30 feet tall, 40 feet long, and is made of rusted iron metal. He was put here in 2003 as a billboard for The Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center in Jurupa Valley, California. The two RV Gypsies also photographed him in 2012, the photos are a bit different.

Eddy the Mammoth Eddy the Mammoth
funky stuff on a van nasty traffic entering the highway

Below: Airplane decor on a bridge approaching the Moreno Valley exit.

Airplane decor on a bridge Airplane decor on a bridge

Below: The two RV Gypsies had a flat tire and a bunch of cars passed them by, but finally a nice young man stopped to help. Lee tried to give him a tip as a thank you, but he refused to accept it. His help was quite appreciated, much more than he will ever know.

a nice Mexican man helping Lee Duquette
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