The Zinger Trip 

I had waited and waited all spring for this plant to bloom. (i had not seen it in flower since 2005. ) this is what it was supposed to look like. this year i was hopeful. nice spring rain, lots of leaves. saturday i was really hopeful. it was TIME. it was not time. things were […]

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Western America Rail Museum

WARM: More Than Just a Museum She sits a little behind the rest of the rolling stock at the Western America Railroad Museum, welcoming visitors in her fading red-and-silver Warbonnet, a sparkle in her 47-year-old eyes. The old cowboy band Riders in the Sky got it right when they sang, “…watch her fly, here comes […]

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Time Traveler

Take a trip down Route 66 for good eats and good times You can sit at a counter, a table or in a red vinyl booth. Most likely the waitress will call you “Hon” as she hands you the menu — unless you are at the Village Cafe in Barstow. Owner Henry Wong does not […]

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The Bunker

you can drive interstate 15 between los angeles and las vegas and never suspect just a short distance from the winding asphalt, bodies have been found. “If there were to be a cross everywhere someone dumped a body, the desert would look like forest lawn [cemetery],” said a former san bernardino county sheriff’s deputy chief. […]

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Emily’s favorite tune

  emily’s favorite tune on the diner’s jukebox was “i am calling you” from the cult movie “bagdad cafe.” “A desert road from vegas to nowhere some place better than where you’ve been A coffee machine that needs some fixing In a little cafe just around the bend I am calling you Can’t you hear […]

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