Lara’s Lane

Peggy Sue’s Diner

Put on your best poodle skirt, slip into those blue-suede shoes, smooth out those spit curls and rev up your hopped-up ride. You’re going to Peggy Sue’s Diner in Yermo, Calif. It’s all about the vibe: the 50s music, waitresses in turquoise and pink uniforms and cute vintage-looking hats who hand out pink menus that say “Peggy Sue’s” …

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Barstow’s Murals

The legend on the mural reads: “Route 66 has always been for dreamers. That’s how Main Street Murals got started.” Julliette Tison, founding president of Main Street Murals, dreamed of a mural program that would revitalize Main Street and educate viewers about the rich history and natural wonders of the Mojave Desert. Local residents have …

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Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch Rt 66

Sunlight pours through thousands of jewel-toned glass bottles: Royal blue, root-beer brown, emerald green. Enhancing the stained-glass window light is the deep-throated ringing of a large wind chime; echoed by the tinkling bells of smaller chimes. And a cowbell. And a pipe banging up against another pipe.

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.

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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