Well, we finally made it to California, rolling across the border in not-so-beautiful Blythe, CA late this afternoon.
We spent last night camping in Cottonwood, AZ, just south of gorgeous Sedona. Our first stop of the day was at Taliesen West, Frank Lloyd Wright's compound in Scottsdale. What an amazing place, I'll post pix in the next week or so.
Temps were downright unbearable today. Most of the day was 106 with it peaking at 114. Even as I type this (9:30 PM), it's 104 here in Palm Springs. The AC in the van was cranked all day. Because of the high temps, we bypassed campgrounds and are slumming it at a Holiday Inn.
Tomorrow will be spent on the road to Carlsbad (about 2 hrs away) and hitting the beach and getting familiar with the area. We'll get the keys to our rental home tomorrow at 4. I hope we like it...