On our way back from Vegas, we took a side trip to drive through the Mojave National Preserve.
Not far from here is where I grew up. I left 17 years ago and never looked back. In fact, it's taken me this long to actually appreciate the California desert and its unique beauty. This state is amazing - I love California. Where else can you find such extreme geological conditions? Arid deserts, glaciers, dense forests, beaches.
More pics of our little adventure can be found here.