The first two days of our trip were so full of random stops, which is what really made the trip so much fun. Some we had planned but most sort of fell into our laps. For example, the shoe fence in the Mojave Desert. I don't know much about this place but from what I can gather it's the ruins of a small house or building that burned to the ground and at some point people started leaving their shoes, and sometimes clothes.
Another small ghost town.
The dinosaurs from Peewee's Big Adventure.
The bridge going over this drainage canal is home to thousands of bats and every night just after sun down they fly out in swarms to feed on the insects that fly around the citrus orchards that surround the area. It was nearly impossible to get any decent photos of the bats. They're too fast, too small, and the light is too dim; but it was fun to watch.