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- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... at the Hi Sahara Oasis, paying over $3 to use the bathroom (we bought water, marking the first time I've paid for something in order to expel it. I might as well have opened the bottle and poured it directly into the toilet. I digress...).
Finally, mercifully, we arrived in Barstow, CA. Folks, I'd like to say that we dined at a fine restaurant and sampled the traditional Barstow cuisine while supporting a local ...
... passed a closed section of Route 66 on I-40, with part of the road undermined and falling away. I doubt it will be repaired, another part of this famous road that will fall into disuse, taken over by the desert. The Mojave was very hot. It was nudging 120F. At least where Route 66 was closed, we could speed up a bit, which helped. Across the desert we could see dust devils, and Joshua trees (might ring a bell for lovers of U2).
We stopped for ...
... up mouth first, chomping down at the surface. Birds of all kinds flew around madly. The smaller jumping animals we found were dolphins. There must have been hundreds of them. An article we later read called it a "superpod" and the activity they were engaged in a "stampede." It was one of the most amazing sights I've ever seen. I imagine all these animals were devouring some sort of school of fish. As we crossed into San Luis Obispo County the shoreline ...
... and busted in the 1880s. It was restored as a tourist attraction in the 1950s and includes a 1000 foot horizontal section of mineshaft to explore. The shaft was a great relief from the searing heat. From there it was back to Route 66 and a short drive into Barstow, my stop for the night. I ate at the Pizza Palace which has a large number of car registration plates and Route 66 memorabilia on the walls. I had a Pepperoni, Onions, Green Peppers and Mushroom ...
... when we get back to the RV. It's dark now but not cold. We could walk back but decide to take a cab. Well this adds to our adventures as our cab driver as the music blaring albeit our era of songs and just to add a bit more interest he is a bit of a character. His voice is very raspy so he is hard to hear over the music. He has a few wisecracks about our accent suggesting that English is our second language. He tells a couple of stories relating to his time in the ...