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DAY 61: EL CENTRO, CA TO LOS ANGELES, CA

We begin in El Centro, CA for our sixty-first day. The sky was very gloomy and the mountains were barely visible due to the fog. It was also very hot in the morning out in the desert. We drove past a farm and we saw the long rows for the irrigation system. The sun began to rise and the shining rays illuminated the palm trees. We then passed by a farm and there was a large blue tractor. It was pulling a very big plough. The fog still lingered over the mountains, but the sky was now blue. We drove very close to the border of Mexico as we headed west toward San Diego. Then, we arrived in the Yuha Desert and we could see the wall being built. We drove as close as 100 yards to the fence of the border. Driving through the desert, we see the I.D. 4 trekking down the long strips of road that lead into the mountains. The Yuha Desert is very stony and filled with many rocks that form huge mounds. At a house the front yard displayed an old tractor. It was amusing to see that it had a pig statue in the driver’s seat. On the way westward, we saw some windmills harvesting the wind power of the area. We stopped to charge the I.D. 4 at an Electrify America station in Carlsbad, CA and there was a Rivian truck charging next to us. Rivian is a stylish pick-up style truck that is also fully electric. Rivian is also partnered with Electrify America. We took a highway detour through the mountains. The road elevates and follows up the side. There was a vibrant red bush filled with desert orchids. The brightly colored flowers highly contrasted the blue of the I.D. 4 and they looked very nice together. At the top of a mountain stood alone a large white vila. Palm trees lined the sides of the fancy abode that looked like a fortress. In the evening we reached Orange County, CA and the beautiful California sun began to set.

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