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May 2, 2016 - Newberry Springs, CA - Newberry Mountain RV Park

Our trip from Lake Havasu City, AZ to Newberry Springs, CA covered 157 miles, almost all of it on I-40, across the desert southwest just south of the Mohave Desert. I don't think many people who haven't been here know how mountainous this part of our country is - not the 10,000-14,000 peaks of the Rockies but mountain ranges none the less. We gave the Mothership a drink just before getting on I-40 which should last us until we have worked our way about halfway up the length of California. We are staying at the Newberry Mountain RV Park...

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Sep 8, 2014 - Tulare, CA to Newberry Springs, CA

The four rigs left mid morning for what we hoped to be a nice drive and not very far. When we got to Barstow we still had not gotten in touch with the RV park we had hoped to stay in that night. After shopping at a Walmart and talking with Janette and Lon, and deciding we didn't know how far we would have to travel we decided we'd part company, with J & L going towards Vegas on I15 and the rest of us staying on I40 to AZ. When we got near Newberry Springs Jim had to stop for fuel. Terry and Tony talked to a man there and he advised us not...

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Jan 4, 2013 - Newberry Springs, CA

Fri, 04 Jan: The winds have finally abated somewhat so we got things ready to roll in a very laid back manner and finally rolled wheels a minute or two before ten. That's a late start for us, but we were planning a short day so no rush mate! We used city streets to reach CA 14, which added time to the trip but saved about ten miles in distance. Plus, anything we could do to avoid the I 5 and CA 14 interchange was for the better. Once on CA 14 we climbed steadily toward Escondido Pass. At 3,258' it is the highest point between Castaic and...

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2013 Travels

Oct 3, 2012 - Mesa – here we come

We traveled from Oakhurst, CA on Hwy 41 and US99 to Newberry Springs, CA on I58. The roads were rough and we had lots of truck traffic on US99. Hwy 41 leaving Oakhurst was mountainous to hilly and curvy and rough. Everything is very dry. We stopped at a fruit and nut market that ships premium nuts, raisins and dried fruits in fancy baskets and boxes at Christmas time. We purchased grapes, pecans, cashews right from the market where they were grown. They had many items to choose from. We stopped at Newberry Springs to camp and watch the...

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Jul 30, 2011 - In The Middle of Nowhere

June 24th-27th, 2011 Newberry Springs, California Well we left Lancaster on June 24th and headed east to a little out of the way place called Newberry Springs , California. We are excited because after over 4300 miles driving the truck with/without the 5th wheel in tow, this is the first time we have actually started our full time on-the -road travels. We stayed at Twin Lakes RV Park for 3 days. It was Hot……..upper 90’s every day. We had to run both air conditioners all 3 days, and this place is remote and quiet. We were amazed at the...

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Travels In Serenity

Jun 1, 2010 - Driving in the hot desert

We were up and at it early this morning as we wanted to be on the road by 9:00. After all the hugs and good byes, we headed over to the RV dump to empty our tanks which were still not quite full and we had been parked for 5 days. We were pleased with our first boondocking adventure. At Action RV, as I was paying to use the dump, I noticed that they had a small RV supply area. We have been looking for the hardware to hold our closet doors shut for months with no success and much to my surprise, they had 2 styles to choose from. What a great...

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Nov 2, 2009 - day 47, 33rd on rt66

our day 47, 33rd on rt66 driving thru the desert part of rt66, seeing this part of the hiway makes one wonder, why the hell they came this way... beautiful scenery but.... WHAT! this part of the rt66 in NOT maintained, very rough and slow going - today we are camped in newberry springs, ca... the major roads I-40/I-15 are for those going/coming from vegas and parts of ca. or the east coast - several major natl' parks in the area and many places here were old movie sets, those with desert scenes...one of the cafes' in our photos was a movie...

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MID-USA & ROUTE 66

Nov 2, 2009 - day 33 on rt66

our day 33 on rt 66 driving thru the desert part of rt66, seeing this part of the hiway makes one wonder, why the hell they came this way... beautiful scenery but.... WHAT! this part of the rt66 in NOT maintained, very rough and slow going - today we are camped in newberry springs, ca... the major roads I-40/I-15 are for those going/coming from vegas and parts of ca. or the east coast - several major natl' parks in the area and many places here were old movie sets, those with desert scenes...one of the cafes' in our photos was a movie set...

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May 11, 2008 - We are headed for California to see our son,"Mike"!

We hit it hard and drove 296 miles in one day! We are camped at Newberry Mt. RV Park which is about 30 miles east of Barstow, California. It was a great day to travel with no wind and the temperature was 95 but, air conditioner made it just right! Got our best diesel MPG at 14 for the first 175 miles and then it droped to 12 which is still great! I guess we were going down hill a lot which sure helps.

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Feb 28, 2008 - Twin Lakes - oasis in the desert

We broke our trip to LA as we have before at a little RV park almost exactly halfway between Las Vegas and our Van Nuys destination. It's called Twin Lakes, but as I documented last year, there's really only one lake. It's always a nice stop because it is so far away from everything that the quiet is deafening. The malevolent goose was still there, but bothered us less than before. We bought some roasted pistachios right off the pistachio farm (or is it a ranch?) We rode our bikes around the park, and I noticed something I did not remember...

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Two Hams in a Can



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