.Time to leave LA. Let's start off the day with some asshole next to us washing his RV. It's really not a huge deal, but it's one of those things you just don't do in an RV park. Another thing I've learned on this trip; the nicer the RV the bigger the jerk that owns it. Rich snobby people tend to think it's ok for them to do whatever they want because that's probably how they made their money. We see it all the time. They park where they aren't supposed to, don't put their dogs on leashes, and wash their RV's right next to the neighbor hence letting all the wash water run out across the lot. Captain snobby next to us just grinned at me this morning and was talking on his phone while washing his RV. I reciprocated by letting the RV park host know jerk face in space 99 was washing his RV, too which the host happily responded he'd love to take care of it. Enjoy your surcharge asshole.
It's off into the mass confusion of traffic and time to head due East into the desert. The next 45 miles of road is all highway and five lanes of traffic. Things are flowing pretty well which can be a lot scarier than driving in bumper to bumper traffic at 10 mph. Three hours pass and we hit Palm Springs. Roo pulls her big ass over to get some fuel (B15 crap diesel) and we stop at Wal-Mart for a supply run. Then it's back on the road and off to some BLM ground south of Joshua Tree National Park.
The drive over was mostly a blur. Half because I was so focused on not hitting the car in front of us and the other half on the fact that our trip is going to be put on hold. Yep. I got a phone call from an old boss a couple of weeks back and he made me an offer I couldn't refuse. There's a new company starting up around the St. Louis area. I agreed to work 6-8 months in order to help get the business launched and running. After that, we'll be free to go. So that means another house to flip for some spending cash and a little time to regroup before we finish our trip.
So what does that mean for us? Our plan is to put the trip on hold. Not to end it. Put on hold. We're ready to downsize our RV (Roo is just too big for where we like to go) and head back out onto the road next fall for the east coast. However for the time being our first half of the trip is still not over. Time to sit back and keep enjoying what we're doing.