Ocotillo, California

Woke to calm air. Is that possible? Very nice ride through the Imperial Valley, some it below sea level. Made many stops and took our time. Some of the roads were very rough, but traffic was light.

Picked up a package from Fred and Anna in Imperial: a bottle of Dead Guy Ale and one of Arrogant Bastard Ale, both Rogue Brewery concoctions. In a soft cooler were about 2 dozen chocolate chip cookies. Called Fred to thank him. There was a note explaining that we should put the beer in the cooler on ice, which we did shortly before our ending spot.

Rode through the Yuba Desert. Excellent surface with huge shoulder.

Our RV park had a rec. center with full kitchen, TV with about 200 movies, shower, laundry. We were invited to stay in the rec. room—all for free to cyclists. We left a $10 tip.