Sunday, October 30, 2011

IKEA Trading Post

We ate a light complimentary breakfast at the hotel and set the GPS for The Cinnamon Lady bakery. Sadly, we arrived at an empty storefront. No longer in business.

So we headed out of town.

That's our hotel in the distance. For perspective, notice how many rooms could fit into Dave's nose. This town is actually bigger than it looks.

Goodbye Hesperia, Apple Valley, Victorville, and Joshua Tree.

Anyone know what this rusty red bush is? It looks like it would make a good fiber dye but I want to be sure it is non-toxic before I collect any to try.

Sometimes my speed-of-light photos have an artistic look--like a pastel where the blending of the colors makes the scene more abstract.

We stopped at Charlie Brown Farms in Littlerock, CA when we saw they sold eggs, jerky, goat cheese, farm products and 50-cent coffee. The website will give you a pretty good idea of what the store is like. It's really not a farm unless you count the life-sized plaster replicas of cows and dinosaurs.

I wish I'd taken a photo of the candy display. One piece of dipped chocolate probably weighs in at 1/4 pound.

We decided to wait to get lunch at IKEA, our final detour on our way back to Santa Barbara. Yes, we had the Swedish meatballs and mashed red potatoes. And we managed to only buy the things we actually needed.

It was good to be home with the family, unpack our things, and share our stories.

Thanks for joining us on this trip.

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