Super 8 Barstow
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... derricks, we encountered a thick dust storm blown up by the strong winds. It was so dry and uncomfortable Ana managed a bloody nose. The sun set in the haze. We passed the city of Bakersfield and continued east out of the valley, over a few mountains, and into the Mojave Desert. This is the hottest place in America by far, but tonight wasn't too bad. It was a tough drove but we soon made it to some Carl's Jr. Burgers and a couple Motel 6 beds in Barstow on old Route ...
... of hours this time through the Mojave Desert.
It was fascinating with large boulders in places, perhaps placed there when the road was constructed.
Hills of varying sizes as well which surprised me.
Here's me thinking a desert is flat!
Different varieties of cactus growing where not much else can.
Barstow is really a stop over for us, to let Paul relax before the next destination Las Vegas!
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... to keep on Route 66 without getting lost. We got through Pasadena fine as well and were beginning to get hungry.
Our journey took us through Arcadia where we saw Santa Anita Park racetrack where there was a statue of the very famous Seabiscuit. We then stopped for a very nice breakfast at a famous Denny's which has a dutch style windmill on the top of it! We travelled through ...