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Travel Blogs from Ridgecrest
Feeling a bit sad to be leaving Las Vegas we headed west towards Death Valley National Park. The drive through the park was incredible!! It was really hot and dry too. We stopped and the major easily accessible view points, Zabriskie Point and the sand dunes and walked through the mega hot Golden Canyon (managed about half a mile)! The rest of the drive to Ridgecrest involved a crazy route literally cut out of the canyon on a dirt road (Faye loved the ...
... else. So and so does this. This person doesn’t do that. It was a real, live, Desperate Housewives episode of gossiping, drama, tell-tales and emotional upheavals. What interested me the most is how the adults treated the kids. A dozen or so teens and pre-teens, I felt they were all quite well behaved and polite and got along well with each other. These kids were acting very much like the adults but were judged differently. An adult would comment when a ...
... had a boy's sub-sandwich at the ready for lunch on the road, it had everything but the kitchen sink in it, probably only because he couldn't find a kitchen sink to put in it! but it was gooood.
Now do we zip on over to Las Vegas, or do we pop up and see a bit of Death Valley, we didn't have to be back in Santa Barbara until Saturday, so we had a whole day ...
... down the middle. However I;d read so much about the place whilst researching this trip that I really wanted to stop n check it out more thoroughly. One for next time i think.
We went straight through Trona, and about 17 miles east of the turning for the local Trona airport we reached the turning for Ballarat Rd, a 2 mile stretch of rough wash board stone road across a salt flat - not comfortable driving, even in our Jeep.
After my brother was born, we moved across country to Ridgecrest. My Dad was stationed at China Lake NAS. We moved here around 1969, I think. I was in Kindergarten through 4th Grade while we were here. We had lots of fun playing in the Desert and I got lots of good tans. I really didn't mind the heat as a kid. But ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed