Monday, August 23, 2010


Tuesday, June 29, 2010 – We had a restful sleep, were up and ready to get on the road by 6:45 a.m. We both had a good laugh when I commented to my husband, “Let’s get out of this sin town.” We kept a routine of filling up the gas tank in the morning, at lunch and at rest stops. We wanted to make sure that we would not run out of gas in the middle to nowhere. Of course, only premium grade would be good enough for my husband “2nd Mistress”. It was $3.25 a gallon at a gas station across from Tropicana Casino.
We got a quick breakfast from a drive-thru. From Las Vegas, we took I-15 toward Los Angeles. After exit 76A, we crossed into California, San Bernardino County, at 7:59 a.m. We started to feel anxious that after three days of driving 10+ hours, crossing the Indian Territory of Oklahoma, the Panhandle of Texas and the old Spanish colony of New Mexico, we finally were at the doorstep of the Golden State.
9:50 a.m. was when we got into the town of Barstow. I will post photos of other murals, especially the Southern Route of Mormon Trail. We drove thru town and just spent enough time for me to take photos of a variety of vintage motels still lining the main road.
Continued along the way west on I-15 to Victorville, we found the “Bottle Tree Ranch”. (Come back to see photos and description of the Ranch in future post.) We spent about 45 minutes at Route 66 Antique Station in Oro Grande. We did not make any purchase, whether because we knew there was no room to put the items.

At 12:05 p.m. it was time for lunch and Emma Jean’s Holland Burger was a perfect place to get something good to eat. (More about the server “sprayed” ketchup at me while I was eating.)

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