Motel 6 Barstow
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It's okay.... It's a Motel 6. It did have a refreshing pool.
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Night 24: Big Sur & a Cloud of Dust From Monterey to Barstow, CA We drove 380 big miles today south and then east in a giant L shape. Today the weather was pleasant. Near the shore temps reached 71 and here, on the fringe of the Mojave, nighttime temps are around 85. There were some low hanging clouds by the ocean for a time but everything …
... snack lunch at Najah's Desert Oasis. Thankfully, no kicks there either!
Well, we've been through the desert ..., and we're now in Barstow. Craig did go for a swim at our hotel here, even though the hotel warns that the cleaning materials for the pool cause cancer!
Sorry, no blog tomorrow, as we will be without internet access on the Rankin Ranch in California (sorry, Mary-Ann), so we will update you on Tuesday.
227 miles today
We sought local knowledge and with the temperatures due to hit the 105 degree F in Las Vegas. The thought of possible 115 to 120 in Death Valley was enough to have us decide to give it a miss. Noela and I set of early and Carl and Paola are joining the others a little later.
Looks like the fist part of todays ride will be all high speed interstate until we get to Barstow.
This riding is reasonably uneventful but with the high temps and open desert there is ...
... like finding the World's Biggest Ball of String, but it was very interesting and we learned a lot - who needs National Parks when Borax is around! The campground was just a little drive away and it was on Ghost Town Road. We asked the people at the campground about the name and they told us that Calico was the Ghost Town at the end of the street and was well worth a visit. Guess we found our activity for ...
... will come out over the next few days. W picked the bike up which was feasting on its highway guards and the highway peg which had been shorn off. There was damage to the bike including a slight twisting of the new front headlights; scratches and damage to the right side of the bike but she started and was drive able. W had eye witnesses who came forward to help. Of course, being in the USA, 4 police cars arrived; fireman and we were ...