DAVE & REBECCA'S BIG ADVENTURE travel blog

the world tallest thermometer in Baker, CA, notice the temperature is the...

A distant perspective of the thermometer.

This little guy greeted us on our second day here ! We...

Nice pose for a roadrunner, he was lookin for a handout, but...

He has his eye on something. Cute little guy, he is about...


We left Las Vegas in the morning and headed South on I-15. A Picture had to be taken of the worlds largest thermometer in Baker, CA. Baker is on the edge of the Mojave Desert sporting this humongous thermometer next to the Bob's Big Boy restaurant. Many of you know the story about the book "Roadside Americana" given to Dave at his retirement luncheon, this thermometer is in the book. As with the other's we try like the dickens to get a picture of the items in the book when we're traveling. On this trip we tried to outrun the "Santa Anna"winds coming from the north through the San Bernardino and Riverside areas. Mind you we don't drive fast, but we needed to get through the desert area before the winds got to high and we'd have to pull over and wait them out. We don't drive over 65 mph and we don't drive when the wind is over 40 mph! ! ! dangerous !

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