Days Inn Barstow
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... and unusual rock & sand formations.
The last section of the ride after exiting Death valley was a bit tiresome, especially riding directly into the sun as I moved west again towards Barstow for the night.
Met some Swedish biker ...
... corporate side of America imediately pick up again but I was quite wrong. The early part of California is quite baron really. In fact their 'Ghost Towns' literally consists of a cafe a motel and petrol or just run down empty ones.
Finally we made it to Barstow, California. A pretty standard Route 66 town, a little bigger than most. What excited us the most was that here there was a Drive-In cinema. Something I had never been ...
... the World Cup (they lost in the end).
Santa Monica Blvd is the start of the west to east route of Route 66. It's a nice drive until we get to Beverly Hills when we notice the road split and we got confused. This results in us being stuck in traffic for hours. We give up on taking the downtown LA road and hit Barstow on the GPS to get us to our stop for day one. Hate hate hate LA traffic, no one lets you in if you try to merge (I was in ...
"On the road again
bye bye baby, making music with my friends
I can't wait to be on the road again."
Stopped off at Ventura boulevard .... our old stomping ground when we first got to L.A, because we knew where the bank was .... needed some cash for the Route 66 trip.
Heading East towards Barstow. managed to persuade David to stop at the outlet shops just outside Barstow .... after 2 hrs we are on our way again ( just a few wee "need to haves" ...
... on Facebook. We ate lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp on the pier. What a fun place and beautiful big beach.
Rhett, I took the picture of the snake for you. It was a little bigger than the one you almost stepped on at the campground!
Santa Monica Pier is the unofficial end of Route 66 so that was our destination. There is also a plaque dedicated to Will Rogers ...