2021 06 2020
A good a place as any

Apple Valley is located on the southern edge of Mojave Desert 70 miles east of Los Angeles. In the 1920’s it was known for its apple orchards and as a weekend getaway for Hollywood film stars.

To get there I would drive up the I-15 North, a steep, snaky road that cuts through the Cajon Pass, until it dumped me onto the flat, high desert plain of Hesperia, which blends into Victorville and Apple Valley just to the north.

The apples and celebrities are gone now but the town has cheaper rents than San Bernardino which is a short commute away and where most of the jobs are. That makes it a good a place as any to live, if you don’t mind the heat, dry wind, and feel of a small town.