After leaving Los Angeles the desert stretches on through 3.5 states. Lucky for me the desert has received 4 inches more rain than normal so it was in full bloom! There were 3-4 shades of green, purples,yellow and pink flowers everywhere. If you have ever lived in the desert you know how beautiful and fragrant it can be for the very short time in the Spring.
I am a sailor. Cashed it all in in 2003 and sailed around the NW USA then went to Mexico for two years then sailed to Australia on a Baltic 42. Sold the boat in OZ and bought a Privilege 42 in Venezuela. Not fully retired so have been doing the nuclear steam generator change out gig to recharge my financial batteries. Work 13-15 hours a day for two to three months. Make great money quickly so I can get back to the boat.