BEST WESTERN Desert Villa Inn
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN Desert Villa Inn Barstow
We go this room, with AAA, for $90 and its once of the nicer hotels with a breakfast.
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Couldn't resist the Lord Tennyson quote (altered for my benefit).
Destination today is Barstow, CA via Death Valley, NV.
Whilst the ride yesterday was reasonably tiring today's was a bit epic - ~ 380 miles ~ 8 hours.
and - it just got hotter and hotter ! ~ 103f.
... 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 ...
... it, and last night and tonight's hotels lie upon this road, one of the original US Highways. Parts of Route 66 are gone, parts subsumed into more modern highways or interstates, but parts of the original remain. Craig's plan for today's ride from Kingman to Barstow - both mentioned in the song - was to stay on the 66 as much as possible. Just 25 miles along Route 66 from Kingman, across a mountain pass, is the old gold mining town of Oatman, ...
... the first section of the Sierra Nevada mountains after crossing over into California, we noticed a vast number of wind turbines on the eastern side and the western side after crossing. If the state of CA. paid for these monsters, you can bet some politicians in the state enjoyed a significant kickback. There had to be at least a thousand of those things on the two sides of the mountains. My understanding is the payback on ...
... we just needed three seats we could pull down the rear two seats and get an even spacier loading compartment where we could now easily store all our bags. :) Inside there were only single chair sests, no "sofa" even in the back. :) There were even seperate overhead air nozzles for your air-condition convenience. So all in all a nice car upgrade. :) As we were cruising down the freeway in our new improved rental we saw a freight-train with six engines and (according ...