I had planned to spend a day riding around Death Valley, so I depart the condo early Thursday morning. When I stop at a gas station to fill up I get talking to an ol boy from Vegas who tells me a good route to ride. I take his advice, and change my plan.
So, instead of riding toward Bad Water, Death Valley, I take the Tecopa Springs road looking for China Ranch.
On the way I see the (under construction) St. Therese Mission. It is a beautiful, peaceful place. I would like to visit again when it is completed.
The Mission is a "Religious and cultural complex, that will be a venue for Catholic Celebrations...and a center of Devotion to St Therese".
The road to China Ranch.
And...here it is.
I spend an hour or so, then leave China Ranch.
It was hard to leave...
Back on the main road I see this Church.
Since I don't remember ever being to Baker California, I thought I'd go there next.
While there, I run into these crazy guys!
From Baker it's a hot, straight freeway slog back to Vegas and a soak in the hot tub. I'll leave Vegas tomorrow for the Havasu Rally.