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Jan 14, 2016 - Traveling through the desert

Today we headed north towards Death Valley.We drove through the Mojave Desert stopping in the town of Amboy.It was at one time a popular stop on Route 66 during the American roadway's heyday and still has Roy's motel and Cafe, a historical landmark.(current population of 4 and $5.00 gas-not much happening anymore) We continued down the road,stopping in the town of Kelso at the old Train Depot museum. Very informative about this area of the Mojave Desert. On to another "booming" town-Shoshone-population 31 to spend the night.( and I thought...

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Mar 12, 2014 - Las Vegas Day 2 and Death Valley

Tuesday, March 11. Las Vegas day 2. Got up and did laundry and finally met up with my sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Randy LaMare. They had left for a similar trip a few weeks ahead of us and stayed in an RV park in Phoenix, visiting friends from home. We had not coordinated it, but they had come to Circus Circus Hotel from their RV park in Vegas in order to spend time in the area. We were surprised to see that they were at Circus Circus as we were staying at Circus Circus KOA RV park. With plans having been made ahead of time, and...

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Mar 5, 2014 - Shoshone wetland trails

While we were still living in Boulder City, NV, we had picked up an informational brochure for the Shoshone Wetlands Bird Refuge. So on March 5th we took a 30 mile drive from Lakeside RV in Pahrump to Shoshone Village in California. Shoshone was founded in 1910 by Ralph Fairbanks, a Death Valley businessman. We were told, by the waitress at the Crowbar Café in town, that Shoshone Village is wholly owned by Fairbanks’ daughter. Shoshone Village was located on the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad which carried gypsum, borax and other ore with...

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Rambling Rodericks

Sep 26, 2013 - Driving from Tulare to Shoshone, California

This morning we left Sun and Fun RV Park in Tulare, CA and we can't say that we will miss the place. We didn't notice but there is a railroad track that runs right behind the campground. The trains run about hourly all night long and they blare their horns at the street at the campground so it is REALLY loud. I'm not sure what they do during the day as we were out sightseeing but at night they run at least hourly until about 3 AM. Then we again heard them at 6 AM, 6:30 AM and 7 AM so it isn't a good place to try and get any sleep! The sites...

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Apr 26, 2009 - China Date Ranch, Shosone,CA

China Ranch is a family owned and operated small farm, a lush piece of greenery amidst the forbidding Mojave Desert near Southern Death Valley. Imagine towering cottonwoods and willows by a wandering stream, date palms and abundant wildlife, all hidden away in some of the most spectacular scenery the desert has to offer. See http://www.chinaranch.com NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT TAKE YOUR RV OR A MOTORCYCLE ON THE ROAD TO CHINA RANCH (unless it's a motocross bike!). THE ROAD IS WIDE ENOUGH FOR ONE CAR IN SOME SECTIONS AND LOT'S OF GRAVEL WITH POT...

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Apr 21, 2009 - Цветы в пустыне

Так как Майкл постепенно готовит свою профессиональную коллекцию фотографий, то наша с ним жизнь во многом подчинена всему этому: планируем свой маршрут либо в те места, где он уже был и хочет там что-то заснять, или в новые и экзотические... И есть у него раздел в коллекции, который называется: “Цветы в пустыне”. К пополнению этой коллекции Майкл начинает готовиться с начала марта, внимательно просматривая всю информацию по весенним цветам в интернете. А потом мы в эти места и едем. Вот и в этом году мы пол марта и начало апреля «гонялись...

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