Hampton Inn & Suites Barstow
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... I expected them to be far better at. After a hearty meal, we headed down CA-1 along 90 miles of wilderness along a coast known as the Big Sur. Towns are non-existent. The road twists and turns along the edge of 500-900 foot tall cliffs, overlooking rocks and kelp forests in the crashing sea below. The hills are a golden color, but are accented by red and orange and yellow wildflowers and sea plants. Monterey cypress trees are the most noticeable vegetation, ...
... dark. Oh, but first we had to have one last trip to Weinersnitzel before we leave CA. We each picked somewhere to go......guess who picked which place. :)
Anyway Rainbow Basin was pretty cool with all the different colors and textures. Haven't seen green in rocks before.
This desert basin was formed ...
... 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 ...
... all around with woven brake linings (not composite)
Miles traveled since leaving our home in Minnesota: 4202
Cruising speed depends on the condition of the road...40 to 50 is the typical range.
I am enjoying each day...I am lucky...no blessed...to have a great travel partner in my wife Jean and family who are minding the business while I take this trip.
... minimal in accommodations, but reasonably priced and run by a very friendly Indian (as in the country) couple. I declined the round bed and have settled in to a very simple, run down room, with enough space to spread out the electronics and start to work on converting the GoPro time lapse photos into video. Update: woken by a domestic dispute next door and found a mouse in the trash can. Neat place to visit, but I'll stay elsewhere next ...