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Aug 20, 2013 - Bakersfield, CA

Spent the day "chilling out". I put out thermometer outside and it went to the top-120 degrees. It's only 101 now at 6PM. Actually visited a few farmer markets. Found out they grow mostly citrus, onions and potatoes and apples because of the sandy soil in this area. The lady at the stand said most of the tree farms we drove through on I5 were pistachios and almonds. She told us that each area of CA specializes in certain crops depending on the type of soil. Got some good plums, tomatoes, oranges and pistachios. Plan to leave here early in...

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Aug 19, 2013 - Bakersfield, CA

Sat. we went to the Tomato Festival in Fairfield. There must have been 15-20 different kinds of tomatoes to try. Some were really different and very sweet. Then of course there some we didn't care for. Only problem was we couldn't remember which ones we liked best. Should have brought pen and paper. Then there were different olive oils and different kinds of vinegars to taste. There was one market where one could purchase some things and they also gave samples of peaches and plums. We had some plums that were the sweetest and best I've ever...

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Jun 27, 2013 - Day One: Bakersfield: Oh NO!

We didn't hit trouble till we made it all the way to Bakersfield. Three hundred miles of uneventful is a good thing -- not much to write about, but good. Too bad it didn't stay that way. We arrived at Bakersfield RV Resort at 1:30 p.m. It was, of course, hot as heck and Jim 'profusely diaphoretic' as he worked to hook up electric, water and cable connections. He then tapped the switch to lower the levelers and.... Nothing. Tapped again.... Nothing. Hot and bothered, he stepped back to think clearly. Did he miss something? No. It simply...

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Apr 28, 2013 - day 4 bakersfield, CA

day 4 we went bar hoppin' stopped at ethels for a sunday dinner and jam more blues/rock than country but they were good especially the drummer who, of course, looked like a friend we know from the renegade, 'mike" (remona mike) after the jam we drove into one of the largest oil fields in america, so big they named it as a town "oildale, ca.", to top the day off with something sweet, we stopped for ice cream at our favorite dairy, family owned, called "rosemary's" who the we know the older owners - we would be totally lost without of friends...

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our 2013 spring trip

Apr 27, 2013 - day 3 bakersfield CA

day 3 we did a "real" mexican rest in lamont ca., (in this little town you had better be up on your spanish) where prices and food were good, after, we went to an old honky tonk bar where things we a little slow so we went on to another bar for some dancing and joe who likes to do a little "live" karaoke singing... (joe, we call him mr bakersfield, he know every little anything about this town) our day 3 photos and videos (it was very dark and so are the videos and in the dark it doesn't focus well...

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our 2013 spring trip

Apr 26, 2013 - day 2 bakersfield CA

our day 2 we did a little shopping at night we went country dancing at buck owens crystal palace with our friends joe and dawn... tomorrow we go to a mexican rest for dinner then to a "honky tonk" bar here in bakersfield, stay tuned... photos by me: https://picasaweb.google.com/110438477258823146205/Day2AtBuckOwensCrystalPalace?authkey=Gv1sRgCKym4_LPpL2OyQE# photos by our friend joe storemont: https://picasaweb.google.com/110438477258823146205/Day2AtBuckOwens?authkey=Gv1sRgCKmj39Sk4ILuiQE# our spots for day...

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our 2013 spring trip

Apr 25, 2013 - day 1 bakersfield CA

day 1 drove to Bakersfield CA driving thru high semi and desert thru vast citrus groves-vineyards and stock farms (we've been thru here before, took few photos) rolling hills, valleys and mucho avocado groves to San Bernardino. dropping down from cajon pass(4300') to high desert w/mountain views to the west. st 58 to Bakersfield rolling cattle country and diversaified farms, over techchapi pass (4000') to Mohave desert - been thru here before also, few photos... I have said many times before, no photo can show what your eyes see for...

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our 2013 spring trip

Apr 19, 2013 - On our way to sunny Santa Barbara

We left Baks around 12:30 pm, headed for Santa Barbara. Trip was good, a little traffic through Santa Barbara. Got to El Capitan State Beach around 4:00 pm. We are in camp site 128. The State Park website says 42 foot pull through, NOT. Sites 124, 126, 128, 130 and 132 are about 40' and parallel park and have an awesome view of the ocean. No fire pits, but you can bring your own. Sites 125, 127, 129 and 131 are about 45' with no view of ocean. All these sites are fairly level, and just a black top parking lot. Weather was perfect, 70...

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Apr 11, 2013 - Walkin' the streets of Bakersfield.......

. We were up at 5:30am this morning in Needles to get the trailer ready for the 22 mile drive to Superior Tire in Bullhead City, Arizona...way too early for man or beast. Abbey looked at us like we we were crazy. We were! The serviceman started work on our wheels at about 8:15 and got us out of the shop at 10:15. It took him about 30 minutes to mount each new tire...REALLY? A wheel kept falling off his moveable jack. Fine equipment! The service guy was old, slow and English certainly wasn't his first language. Hey, but who's complaining....

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Mar 28, 2013 - May 5

Today is the day we return to Fresno, back on the Greyhound bus. Sucks, being on a bus for 4 hours. Thank you Jesus for bathroom breaks! Since we are going home today, we diddn't plan on going anywhere, just have some quality fun and enjoy our hostess' company. I had a good time in Bakersfield but it would be the same fun I would have in Fresno. Everything there is in Bakersfield is the same in ol' boring Fresno. We leave to the bus around 9:30

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Mar 27, 2013 - Day 4

We went to the Valley Plaza Mall, the mall of Bakersfield. Its bigger than Fashion Fair with more clothing and electronic stores. At first we we're just walking around but later we decided to shop around, a girl's favorite thing to do! The first store we entered was the Apple Store but we were scared to buy something because we didn't want to go over our budget. The next store we went to was Hot Topic, Terrell wanted to buy a Batman shirt; that's his favorite superhero. The last store we visited is my favorite clothing store, Forever 21....

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Mar 27, 2013 - Day 4

Day 4, unlike the other days from staying home during the day we went to the mall and walked around. I went to my favorite store Hottopic and bought a Batman shirt. After Hottopic and going to Forever21 with Elaine we went to the Apple store to play with the new ipods and iphone 5. Later that night we went bowling all night from 9-12 for only $20. This is the store and the shirt that I had bought from Hottopic for myself. This is what it looks like inside of the Apple store at Bakersfield This is the place that we had went bowling for...

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