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Day 64: LOS ANGELES, CA TO LAS VEGAS, NV

The sixty-fourth day began in the Los Angeles, CA area. There was a mural of a portrait of Bob Marley, the world renowned reggae artist. The mural was painted by David Flores in his unique stained glass style. Derek is all smiles as he continues to work hard in the ID.4. As we entered  the Antelope Valley, we drove behind a semi-truck that was all chrome. Like a mirror, we could see the reflection of the ID. 4 on the large metal tank. Antelope valley constitutes the western tip of the Mojave Desert. The ID. 4 creeps behind the desert trees and accompanied by a great blue sky. The Joshua Trees were everywhere throughout the desert. The San Gabriel Mountains could be detected across the background. We continued to head eastbound down a seemingly endless desert highway. With the drone, we were able to capture the desert’s essence as we trekked through the barren land. There was an abandoned plane cockpit that had been marked with graffiti even all the way out in the desert. We passed by the Palmdale Regional airport and saw the field of airplanes. This airport is not currently in use. Instead it serves as a host for many airplanes from around the world that are not currently being utilized. Close by the fence, the ID. 4 sits in front of an out-of-commission airplane and we made a nice photo. Continuing down the highway we could see the vast canyon of mountains covered in desert shrubbery. An oversized load was being migrated by way of the 15 highway. As we continued down the 15, toward the Mojave desert, we were surrounded by the desert landscape, engulfed by mountains. There was a huge sign displaying an old miner covered in bullet holes promoting the upcoming Calico Ghost Town. We arrived in Calico, in Yermo, CA, and took a photo with the ID.4 standing strong under the Calico sign that showed the side of a mountain. A locomotive would then speed by us through the desert as we continued heading east. The sun began to set over the mountains and we were close to reaching Baker, CA. In the ID.4’s rearview mirror, we could see the edge of the glowing Mojave Desert behind us. The highway began to get way more crowded as we entered Nevada. We then were greeted by the “Welcome To Nevada” sign. We were then struck with the blinding lights of the Las Vegas strip. Las Vegas, NV is one of the premiere tourist destinations in the country. Home to the Las Vegas Strip, a street full of some of the best entertainment and hotels in the United States. 

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