Las Vegas, Nevada To Barstow, California

The motorhome is parked at the Idle Spurs Restaurant in Barstow, California. I expect to be here 3-4 days.

Mary continues to be occupied with personal business. I am now not expecting to see her again until I arrive at her home in Murphys, California about the third week in April. It’s just the way things are and we just have to deal with it.

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 160 miles from Las Vegas, Nevada to Barstow, California. 95+% of the trip was on Interstate Highway 15, the main route between Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California. Barstow is about midway between the two cities.

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

In Nevada, Interstate Highway 15 is 6 lanes…speed limit is 70 miles per hour…


About one hour later you enter California where it becomes four lanes…speed limit is 70 miles per hour and 55 for all vehicles towing…


Some kind of a large solar installation on the right…


In the below photo I’m traveling in the slow truck lane doing 55-60 on the 17 mile long decent to Baker, California…


Which is home to the World’s tallest thermometer. At 134 feet it signifies the highest temperature ever record at Death Valley which begins just north of Baker. You can read all about the thermometer by clicking this link…


A few miles out of Barstow I left the Interstate Highway to drive on old historic U.S. Route 66…


I knew Barstow had an American Legion, Eagles and VFW…so I thought no problem finding a place to park. Wrong! At 1:15 PM The American Legion had a locked gate. That won’t work. The Eagles Club is in the center of town with a very small, rough sloping parking lot that wouldn’t work. I ended up at the VFW six miles on the other side of town where the only place to park was against the wall…


And this was the dinette window photo…


After I has a cold beer to cool me down I went outside to the motorhome where my weather station told me it was 87 DEGREES! up against that wall. That won’t work…so I made a couple of quick phone calls and got permission to park at the Idle Spurs Restaurant about two miles north of town. A whole lot better…


With a better dinette window view…


I’m expecting to be here 3-4 days. You can read all about Barstow by clicking this link…,_California


Yesterday was a sunny and 87 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 77 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Nevada. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

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2 thoughts on “Las Vegas, Nevada To Barstow, California

  1. Sue Lambart

    Hi Jim, Happy Valentine’s Day!! Hope you have a beautiful sun filled day!! We are having a little more snow on top of the foot we a ready have, and cold, cold temps for tonight, about 5 below!! I could kick myself for not going to stay with my brother David in Tyler Texas for the month of Feb!! Not real tropical but lots better than here!! Have a great day and think of us while you enjoy the warm!!
    Love ya, Sue

    • ramblinmanjimj

      Hi Sue! Happy Valentine’s Day to you as well. Too warm here yesterday! Love ya, Jim

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