So now that we’ve written a book, I’m getting a little push to “social network”, whatever that is. It seems a little self-centered to me but I’ll give it a try. So we will be crossing the Gobi Desert in China in late June in World Race 2011 in a 67  VW Beetle with no A/C. So why does  a 76 year old man drive across the Gobi :

1. Because his wife wants too.

2. Because terror is superior to boredom.

3.  Because the Gobi Desert is superior to the most luxurious nursing home in the world. Unless it happens to be the one that Paul Newman occupied in “Where The Money Is”

So I have some questions, because my eye drops for glaucoma must be kept at 77 degrees F. or below:

1. How hot does the Gobi get in June?

2. Do the hotels have any ice available?

3. There are hotels, right?


About ejhowle23

Authors and adventurers, participated in the World Race 2011, an automobile rally from New York to Paris, crossing three continents and 14,000 land miles. Following much the same route as the setting for our debut novel, The Long Road to Paris. This blog describes our own adventures and challenges. And now you can follow our Bahamas sailing adventure that provides the setting for our second novel, Night Watch. Our rally, the African Safari Challenge, crossed five countries in South Africa in May 2014 and in 2015 we participated in the second Trans-American rally this time from Nova Scotia to San Francisco. Spring of 2016 we travelled 28 days around Australia with friends from previous rallies and in the fall participated in our most exhausting rally through Argentina, Chili and Peru- the Rally of the Incas. We were awarded the Against All Odds award. We're still not sure if this was for us or our car. Stewball never broke down and we hardly did. We will soon take on Iceland as a self-drive tour and in the fall of 2017 we will participate in the Odyssey Italia and then back to Africa for a do-over (almost) of the Africa Safari Challenge.
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2 Responses to Anxiety

  1. Bill Whitmore says:

    Ice ?? Wishful thinking. Get a small car-charger refrig. I’m just leaving Vladivostok myself. BW

  2. Lilla says:

    Wikipedia shows a mean Gobi temp for July at least in the 60s. Apparently it’s a cold desert due to latitude and altitude. It’s know for wild temperature swings, but maybe won’t be too bad? Hope this helps.
    Love, Lilla

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