Hampton Inn & Suites Barstow
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... we pick up sandwiches for lunch, and we expected today to be no different. After two stops, a few terse words, and a wrong turn, we left Santa Fe in disgust, no food in our possession. Unfazed, we vowed to press on and perhaps find one of our unknown gems along the way.
Focusing on the drive ahead, Mara and I entertained each other by reading aloud to each other alternately from two different books. She read from Wild, I ...
... on the hill above Monterey and Carmel. Per the usual, Californian campers arrived late and had to be captured by the campground manager before they would pay their fees. The night proved rather comfortable except for being woken up at 4 am by a raccoon fumbling through nearby garbage cans to eat our leftovers. We broke camp and fell the mile into town to enjoy some Denny's breakfast. This Denny's seemed overwhelmed with the task of running a Denny's, which ...
... They did not eat, just danced, bought T-shirts, took lots of pictures and left.. There are so many French that visit and don't eat, we were thanked for being American and eating at the cafe. I guess neither of which happens very often here.....
There might be a reason people don't eat here. Some time ask Newt about his burger.
Found the worst part of 66 and had to resort to Rt 40. At 110 degrees we arrived in Needles,California for the night. ...
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From there we toured the train museum. One of the re-occurring themes in our travels is that Dad has yet to see in any museum or display a Lionel train or accessory that he does not already own... Just an observation... not a judgment.
From Barstow we are off to the Bagdad Cafe... You know the movie. Neither did we... Well, it was big in ...
... s Laura-speak for "****, Genyne. You're going to kill us with your lousy driving." In my defense, one truck actually did cross the line into our lane. So there.
I'm not sure what Barstow is known for, other than being a pit stop on the legendary Route 66 (which evokes more "road" movies, and even a TV show). In fact, on the first night of our journey, we stayed at the Quality Inn ...