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Category: California

Ludlow Ghost Town and Cemetery

As you meander down Route 66 towards Arizona from California, you’ll inevitably stumble upon a little place called Ludlow. There…

Calico Cemetery

The Calico Ghost Town by itself told me very little about the silver mining community that once existed there. The…

Strip Mall Thai

I haven’t always been a Thai food aficionado; I have a place or two that I’d consider good restaurants but…

Calico Ghost Town

I left Route 66 and headed into the Mojave Desert to check out a former mining community now known as…

Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch

The portion of Route 66 between Oro Grande and Kingman is a busy little piece of roadway with lots to…

Route 66

Hesperia to Kingman (266 miles) From Hesperia the plan was to take Route 66 to Kingman… to drive from California…

Hollywood to Hesperia (94.8 miles)

Nice Avis lady: “I have some bad news. The car that we were going to give you just came in…

Summer of Chaos: Week 6

Week 6 touches 5 cities: Marina dey Rey, Venice, Montreal, Halifax, and Los Angeles… and I joke that it’s the…

Anthrax! House of Blues!

“Every show we’ve done at the Sunset House of Blues has been a party. Everyone who we’re friends with who’s…

Olivas Adobe Park

This Adobe was primarily owned by two families throughout its long history: the Olivas family and the Fleischmann family. It…

Adobe Catalina Verdugo

We’ve visited all of the historic Missions in California (not including the missing Missions in Mexico and those located on…

Ventura’s Sui Mon Gong

When I first visited Ventura, I failed to notice China Alley… even though it was less than 50-feet away from…

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