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May 16, 2006 - Oatman, AZ, Barstow, CA

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 Yesterday, on the way to Barstow, CA, we decided to drive historic Route 66. The stretch between Kingman AZ and Oatman AZ was decidedly hair-raising, with steep slopes, switch-backs, few guard rails, narrow broken pavement - there were vehicles down over the bank that had never been rescued! Very scenic: near the top were some make-shift graves. We guessed that folks wanted to be left with that glorious view..... We entered CA at Needles - first time ever driving in, then crossed the Mojave Desert in over 105...

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