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Apr 11, 2013 - Day 7 Kingman, Arizona to Mojave Desert

Kingman, Arizona to Mojave Desert 190 Miles - Total Moles 1,785 It wasn't long after we left Kingman that Route 66 started up the mountain with a steep, winding road. There were few guard rails and the surface was quite rough at times. Craig thought it was an exciting ride while Cathy called it a "white knuckle ride". Mid-mountain we reached Oatman AZ, an old western town. The sidewalks were wood, the only road was dusty and the stores were old and quaint. It was a fun town. From Oatman we left Route 66 briefly to have a short visit with...

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Route 66 Road Trip

Feb 20, 2012 - Mojave National Preserve

Feb 20 Left Tulare around 8 :15, first stop was in Bakersfield for fuel. Diesel was $4.19 a gallon. That is still well under the $5.00 I have allowed. Next stop was at a Rest Area, of course Clifford was the big hit. He is always an attention grabber, he loves everyone and everyone loves him. Now we are off again, next stop was a Wal-Mart in Barstow, David forgot to bring a sweatshirt. Finally on to Mojave National Preserve our stop for the night. We found two night camp sites next to each other, no amenites but the price is right $6.00...

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Nov 13, 2011 - New Friends and a dog

I was able to upload the photos for Nov 12 entry and I am sure you want to see the wonderful pie and check out the ladies, so go back to yesterday and check them out. We had a lovely day. Our neighbors down the road in the campground invited us for football, snacks and drinks. What a nice couple! Louise and Garry Sparks, from Sacramento. He is on an 18 month assignment working with the wind turbines. He is an expert and is called to work all over the world. How exciting that must be? Louise is a sweetheart and I enjoyed talking with her...

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Yippee Tyo's!

Nov 12, 2011 - Sweet Day

Today we decided that after being good for soooo long, it was time to obey our sweet tooth and go for it. We went into Tehachapi and headed downtown to the Kohnen's Country Bakery. As soon as you walk it, the smells hit you. Sweet, decadent, and tempting. They had samples of some of their breads and sweets, and you can guess we tried them all. Finally, it was time to settle down and decide what we would break our good eating habits with. My eyes scanned the counter, looking through the glass cases very slowly. We both saw the Caramel Apple...

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Nov 11, 2011 - Thoughts on healthy eating

It rained today and it gave us a chance to relax and enjoy doing nothing. Well, not exactly, we did have to stock the pantry with a few things. Now, we are trying very hard to eat healthy food, no preservatives, eliminate animal fats ..mainly fruits, veggies, nuts, and grains. What we have heard from all the media is that it is very difficult for the average person to actually eat healthy. And, they are so right. It is amazing how expensive it is to eat natural foods. In the past for lunch we might go to McDonald's and have the a hamburger...

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Nov 10, 2011 - Slow and easy

Today was our day to say home and do some chores. We did 3 loads of laundry. Having had my own washer and dryer, it has been quite different using public facilities. You must be sure to try to set the water, type of wash, level and make sure the washer is clean inside. Most we have come across, albeit we have only done laundry twice, so stay with me here, are hot water only and they don't always fill up, so you have to get a bucket of water to help. The dryers also run hot...so no finicky, knit or delicate dry. But, the fun part is you...

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Nov 9, 2011 - Cowboy Museum and the Tehachapi Loop

Since John has always wanted to be a cowboy, where else would we go but the "Cowboy Museum". It was in Caliente which was about an hour drive. Stopped at the Post Office, one person,very friendly who told us it was 27 miles up and over the canyon. What he didn't mention was it was such a winding road that you could only go about 25 mph. Thus, it took about an hour to get there. But, the ride was beautiful, although a little harrowing when parts of the turns took us about 2 inches from a rock jutting out on my side, and we hit the branches...

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Nov 8, 2011 - Ghost Towns and Horses

Our 1st stop today was the Ghost Town of Randsburg. More photos on the Ghost Towns website. It was about a 40 minute drive from where we are staying. The town is on a hill, and has quite a bit of tourism. "Gold was discovered at Rand Mine near the site in 1895 and a mining camp quickly formed, and was named Rand Camp, both mine and camp were named after the gold mining region in South Africa. The first post office at Randsburg opened in 1896". There are presently 80 people who reside in the town. I absolutely love ghost towns. I think it is...

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Nov 7, 2011 - 20 Mule Team Borax and other stuff

Today we took an hour's drive to Mohave, California. The road there was beautiful, with rolling hills that seemed carved out of the ground, very green and luscious. Pictures cannot do it justice. We found a cute little RV park, Sierra Trails, in a nice spot to settle down in. Made lunch and headed to the tiny town of Boron. This is where the Borax Company and the mines are located, and the small 20 Mule Team Museum. Went to the museum first. The hostess was very informative and we really enjoyed it. It is hard to believe that these wagons...

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Apr 3, 2011 - Mojave National Preserve

For four months our ears have missed the sounds of birds singing and our eyes haven't seen green for the same amount of time. Wow-the pinion pine trees seem as if they are giants after the low lying desert scrub brush; birds flying and chirping are delightful! Previously located in the Sonoran desert, doves and hummingbirds reside during the winter. Three of the North American Continent's ecosystems meet here At Mojave-Great Basin to the North, Sonoran to the South, and centrally located the Mojave. Once we set up camp here at Hole in the...

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Nov 24, 2010 - Week 11 (11/17-11/23)

Sunset Campground, like Stovepipe Wells, is basically just a huge parking lot. A week ago it was overflowing with over 300 RVs, but now there are just a handful, thankfully. What a difference. The next morning M and D ran the Gower Gulch Loop to Zabriskie Point, and back through Golden Canyon. We passed a cross marking the spot where some poor hiker recently collapsed and died, less than a half mile from the trailhead. We are reminded of the unforgiving harshness of this environment And we remember it again as we have difficulty finding...

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Jun 26, 2010 - Just as Hot in the Mojave

We visited the Mojave National Preserve today. It was desolate, dry and sort of eerie (did I spell that right?). Stopped at this little store in Nipton, California which was actually in the Preserve and it was like a ghost town from a Gunsmoke TV show. But at the turn of the century it was a bustling railroad depot where cattle were shipped out. After driing back to Las Vegas, we went to the Mirage for dinner. Headed back to the RV and took a dip in the pool after a long, hot day!

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