Fender's River Road Resort
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
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... burned down many of the smaller shacks in town, and three years later, the main mining company, United Eastern Mines, shut down operations for good. Oatman survived by catering to travelers on old U.S. Route 66. But in the 1960s, when the route became what is now Interstate 40, Oatman almost died. It is an odd mix of ghost town and tourist draw that’s one of the top stops along Route 66. A gold mining town whose glory days had long faded by the ...
... on, the circuit trips. Oh well, I will pick AC over TV. It is just going to take awhile to cool down, The price of gas through the desert is horrendous. I paid a high of $4.69 for regular. Can't wait to get out of California where reality exists. On to Tucson tomorrow ...
... of all this are the classic cars of course.
We were then heading to Oatman which a shop keeper in Seligman (as well as Chris McAuliffe), suggested for a number of reasons. As we drove towards it the vegetation changed noticeably to more desert type. It also took us along areas of the road that had recently had flooding across them. We then wound up & around a mountain before coming to Oatman which is near a current mine. Boy, was this a surprise. There ...
Onwards we went to Santa Monica Pier, what a great place that is, plenty of people about for a Monday. The pier is full of colour, music, buskers and plenty of food stalls. The guy at the Route 66 shop really is a great help and gave us plenty of tips about the Mother Road.
Back on a bus and over to Beverley Hills to the famous Rodeo Drive. We hung out with the 'Beautiful People' for a while. It really is another world and worth a walk around to ...
... from Ridgecrest to Las Vegas which took us through Death Valley, which is a 3000 sq mile area of the Mojave Desert noted for being the lowest (200ft below sea level) and driest (less than 2 inches per yr) place in North America, and in July 2013 it 'achieved' a world record temperature of 56.7 celsius, so, flat though it was, it didn't exactly remind us of the Somerset Levels. The surrounding higher elevations effectively trap the rising hot air as the sun heats the ground, rendering ...