I always enjoy this trip. My car hums along with no problem, I love the MOjave Desert - windmills, joshua trees, the beautiful jets in the Mojave airport, the loooong junk yard with all the buses near Barstow, the look of the desert hills, studded with hardy plants, colored by reddish soil. I rarely run into traffic jams or snags, and I listen to music the whole way. It's long, yes, but my car is comfortable enough that I don't hurt my back or get achey. My knees do trouble me when I've been sitting a while, but that happens anywhere.
Neither Mary nor Elaine were home. Elaine is at the gym, Mary picked up Joey and is now visiting with a friend for a little bit. It's coooool in here...air conditioning....I've heard about that.