Roadtrip 2018 Fall: Vancouver - Yakima - Bend - Carson City - Lone Pine - Palm Desert - Sedona - Palm Desert - Paso Robles - Calistoga - Brookings - Yachats - Cannon Beach - Vancouver

Day 5 - Carson City to Lone Pine

We wake up to a landing attempt from Mars.

The lead command vehicle touched down in the vacant lot right next to us.

Massive contrails marked the passage of the enormous motherships.

The entire arsenal of Area 51 was fired in a last-ditch defence.

Mysterious icebergs formed in a southern California lake. We think the Martians need a much cooler planet.

Much of the lake was drained in the iceberg-making effort.

Specially adapted grass now grows where water used to flow.The grass is now harvested and sold in many specialty weed stores all over California.

Wendy records the onslaught of ice, while Ellie tries to understand the operation of this thing called camera.

The only way we can fight the Martian Icebergs is with Global Warming.

All this exploration of alien invasions has driven us to call a hasty retreat for something familiarly earthy.

After witnessing the collapse of civilization, it's coffeetime.

As we innocently relax and sip the java - we note a mysterious collection of pipes and exhausts on a building across the way. Clearly the Martians have found Bishop, and are adapting it to their requirements.

Russ and Ella keep a close watch on the pipes and exhausts.

You may never suspect what is going on here, as much of Bishop looks just like it did 60 years ago.

There's even the chance to stay in an entirely retro motel.

And what trip to California would be complete without an encounter with an old friend from the 60's?

Revolutionary streetside showers have been installed to keep trees green and streets spanky clean. The Martians have a cleanliness fetish.

Meantime, night falls in Lone Pine. The Martians are spending the sleep cycle at the Mot L.

They are curious about the Taco Truck. They've never encountered such a thing before and wonder if it will do inter stellar deliveries.

Russ and Ella make tracks in the direction away from the Mot L. They're not sure what may happen next.

The Martians are annoyed by Halloween. It makes them uncomfortable. Halloween may be our only Martian defence mechanism available.

After such an exhausting day planning Martian defences, you would think a puppy would just want to curl up and sleep. Not a chance.



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