We decided to stop at a few iconic places along the way from LA to Indio. I mean these are Texans who between the three of them had been to California 2.5 times in their lives. Stops were a must.
|Dino Land / AKA the best $8 I’ve ever spent at a roadside attraction|
|Coachella Valley Preserve / literally an oasis in the desert, if you are ever around the area you HAVE to go|
|Date Shakes #delicious|
Below is a map that is pretty much the route that we took. I am 100% that this is a completely accurate and to scale. Let me know if you need copies for your text road trip.
By Saturday, we’d made it to the Old Navy Oasis where we hosted the event, sat poolside and listened to a live performance by Young the Giant. (Four of the nicest human beings possible.) I did learn a few things during my time in the desert: wear closed toe shoes because sand is your enemy; it’s just as hot as they say it is — no one is exaggerating; and water is your everything. I think at one point I really was hallucinating an oasis because I forgot to drink water. Luckily there was a sno-cone stand, so my vital signs weren’t down for long.