Hampton Inn & Suites Barstow
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For at turen fra Hemet til Las Vegas ikke skal blive for lang, har vi booket en enkelt overnatning i Barstow. Byen ligger midt i ørkenen og består ef 10 huse + lidt til. I byen ligger der et outlet med en masse mærkevarebutikker. Stedet var vel besøgt af en masse japanere da vi var der henne. Med en ca. 36 grades varme, var det dejligt at hele …
The drive was a long one from Albuquerque to Barstow, but we listened to a book on CD to help pass the time. It was 113 degrees at 8 p.m. on I-40 near Needles, California.
... some great Trinkets.
From there we toured the Casa del Desierto. The first place I have seen that my beatiful wife would really enjoy. it is one of the famous Harvey House, which was huge fancy hotel in the early 1900's. Harvey was famous for His Harvey Girls. They could serve dinner to 96 men in 25 minutes.
... in order to keep the chain going around the curve, some of the mules were trained to leap the chain and pull at an angle away from the curve. These mules would step along sideways until the corner had been turned and then get back in line. Very smart! Being replaced by a railroad, they were only used for 5 years but they have a big place in the history of the West.
We left there thinking it ...
... wasn't worth having
Another very enjoyable afternoon at the pool.
Out to the Italian restaurant across the road for dinner which is a very welcome change to all the burger, steak options we have battled with since getting here. Probably the worst meal we have had in the entire time we have been in the USA - it was inedible.
Off to LA tomorrow for the final ride before we leave the bikes to be packed no sent home.