USA 2022 – V2 – Arizona/California

After our short stay in Phoenix, we drove on to California to Joshua Tree National Park. On purpose we didn’t drive the highway, but the more or less parallel route to it through the desert. The weather was ideal for now and the area anyway.

California is a state located on the west coast of the United States. It is the most populous state in the country, with a population of over 39 million people. The state is known for its diverse geography, which includes the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the Pacific coastline, and the Mojave Desert.

California is also known for its rich history and culture. The state was first explored by Spanish explorers in the late 1700s, and later became part of Mexico before being annexed by the United States in 1848. The state has a diverse population, with large communities of Hispanic, Asian, and African American residents.

California is also a major center of industry and commerce. The state is home to many major technology companies, including Google, Apple, and Facebook, as well as Hollywood and the entertainment industry. The state’s economy is one of the largest in the world, and it is a major contributor to the US economy.

However, California is also facing some challenges. The state is prone to natural disasters, including wildfires and earthquakes, and has struggled with ongoing droughts. The state also has a high cost of living, particularly in major cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Despite these challenges, California remains a popular destination for tourists and a great place to live. The state offers a wide range of recreational activities, from skiing in the Sierra Nevadas to hiking in the redwoods. The state also boasts some of the best beaches and National Parks in the country, such as Yosemite, Joshua Tree, and Death Valley.