Wednesday, August 22, 2007

CA-74 East of Hemet II

Continuing on with the story, I'm on my way home from Lake Elsinore—the long way. I hope we're not going to have to climb over that: Mt. San Jacinto — 10,834 ft.

At the CA-111 I turned left to drive up to the I-10. This took me through Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs. I was passing streets with names like Bob Hope Drive, Frank Sinatra Drive, and Gene Autry Trail.

I'm getting ready to get on the westbound I-10 and the area heavily populated by huge wind mills. This is allegedly "renewable" energy, maybe I'll have to post about that. The number has increased over the years and they have gotten bigger. I was surprised at the number not turning, it had to be 25-30%.

It is also hard to believe anyone considers this an effective, efficient method of producing power considering the acreage needed to produce a relatively small amount of electricity.

Some of the wind mills are big—real big.

The westbound I-10 to westbound CA-60 is a left-lane transition. I was a little surprised when approaching the interchange because traffic was moving at normal highway speeds — 65 to 70 MPH. I've done that a lot in the past and it was always necessary to do 80 to 90 to to keep up with the traffic.

The remainder of trip was slow but uneventful. The CA-60/CA-91 transition was crawling as usual, but at least there's new construction going on that should fix that in a couple of years. The other intersections, like the CA-91/I-15 and CA-91/CA-57 were slow but traffic kept creeping along. A quick stop at Stater Bros. for a Cobb salad from the deli and I was home.

At the end of the day I was left wondering what to do about the move. I think I'll call the apartment manager in a couple of days because I am suspicious of the accuracy of some of the information I was given.


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