This is a pictorial documentary of my drive from Houston to California and back home. I left Dec 26 2003 and returned home Jan 12, 2004. I took about 350 pictures on this trip with my new digital camera. FYI, it is a Kodak DX6340. It seemed to work pretty well although, a 256MB card takes a long time to initialize when you have over 150 pictures on it. So, as the trip went on I left the camera on as much as possible and just kept a fully charged set of batteries on hand. Rechargeables work GREAT in this camera. Ok, enough jabber, on with the trip.

Not much for Texas..."been there, seen that". Van Horn, El Paso & a grape farm shown here.
1st Cactus I saw in AZ
Eagle Tail Mountains, AZ
Kofa Mtns, CA
Desert Center, CA
Santa Rosa Mtns, CA
Santa Rosa Mtns, CA
12 Palms, CA
21 Palms...California
Windmills in Palm Springs, CA
Coming into Los Angeles, CA
Me before the famous sign
Echo Park Resovoir in LA
Pretty Yucca in LA
This was the start of my drive to Hearst Castle, Pison Beach, CA
Morro Bay, CA
Morro Bay, CA
Here starts my tour of Hearst Castle, one of many homes of William Randolph Hearst. You see the top of the tower and a sample of sculpture that adorns throughout the estate.
The views of the Pacific from the veranda are just awesome. Imagine waking up to this everyday ! WOW !
More of the breathtaking views from the veranda.
A sculpture that feel during the earthquake when I was there.
How about this for an outdoor pool ??
One of the many courtyards and a statue in one of them.
The back of the house.
An ancient Egyptian sarcophagus used as decoration.
The upstairs library.
Dining Room
Guest Bedroom
Bedrooms in the house.
The indoor swimming pool.
Statue by pool.
Tenacheple Mtns., CA
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Tenacheple Mtns., CA
The Infamous Mojave Desert
Mojave Desert
Entering Nevada
Primm, NV 1st city
Bellagio, Las Vegas
Harley Davidson Casino
Caesars Palace
Bally's
Mirage
Mirage Show
Mirage Show
The Venetian
Paris
Las Vegas Shopping Mall
Lake Mead
Hoover Dam
Black Mtns, AZ
Black Mtns, AZ
Black Mtns, AZ
Black Mtns, AZ
Aquarius Mtns, AZ
Aquarius Mtns, AZ
Aquarius Mtns, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Arizona Desert
Clodscape of AZ
This concluded my trip outside of Texas. Coming into Texas at dusk I caught the next beautiful sunset on my way to San Antonio, in a small town called Segovia.
Phoenix, AZ Sunrise
Phoenix, AZ Sunrise
Segovia, TX Sunset