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Dinny and Mr. Rex (the Cabazon Dinosaurs)

The tiny and almost non-existent town of Cabazon appears rather suddenly as you whip down the I-10 from Palm Springs to Los Angeles. If you blink, you’ll miss the town, which is really a handful of restaurants, a gas station,… Continue Reading →

Bombay Beach

Remember the previous post on Lake Havasu, Arizona’s vacation destination and version of Daytona Beach? Well… Lake Havasu is the current inland destination for locals and travellers who are looking to having a bit of fun, do a bit of… Continue Reading →

Yuma to Hollywood (284 miles)

Yuma is 7-miles from the Mexican city of Algodones. It’s very easy to make a day trip to Mexico from Yuma, simply park your car at the border and walk across. The town is less than 5-minutes walking once you… Continue Reading →

The Cafes of Route 66 (and Beyond)

You could eat your way across America on Route 66 using just 1950s cafes. I’m sure it’s been done many times over. There’s probably guide books, TV shows, and websites based on just this. For me, I had no map… Continue Reading →

Mission La Purisima Concepción de la Virgén Santisima

As I mentioned in the Mission San Pedro y San Pablo de Bicuñer post, there have long been stories of two “lost” Missions in California. Of the two, I don’t think La Purisima was ever “lost,” but it was certainly… Continue Reading →

Mission San Pedro y San Pablo de Bicuñer

There have long been stories of two “lost” Missions in California and in the last few decades these have been given identities: Mission San Pedro y San Pablo de Bicuñer and Mission La Purisima Concepción de la Virgén Santisima. The… Continue Reading →

Brenda AZ

13-miles east of Quartzsite is a tiny little, dust covered area called Brenda. If you are on the I-10 heading East and you blink, you’ll miss it. I know because that happened to me and I ended up driving for… Continue Reading →

Hi Jolly Cemetery

The Hi Jolly Memorial is popular roadside stop in Quartzsite for people travelling south through Arizona; the pyramid shaped memorial shows up on all the “Roadside America,” “RoadTripper,” and road trip planning sites. I drove to the memorial and thought… Continue Reading →

Quartzsite AZ

This town looks like a ghost town: creaky old sun bleached building are boarded up, fliers flap in the wind and are the only noise you hear in the silence of the desert, and there is not a soul around…… Continue Reading →

Bill Williams River

As you drive away from Lake Havasu City and circle around the waterways and lake, you’ll stumble upon a beautiful little section of roadway with a bridge that spans a river. The river is the Bill Williams River and the… Continue Reading →

Lake Havasu and London’s Bridge

Unexpected. That’s the first word that popped into my head as I entered the Lake Havasu City. The roads were filled with big SUVs and trucks carrying boats, out of the back of these vehicles were blond women in U.S…. Continue Reading →

Kingman to Yuma (259 miles)

Kingman is where I left Route 66 and headed south towards Mexico. The goal was to take the 95 all the way to Yuma, Arizona… and on the way stop at a bunch of unique little towns, some with people… Continue Reading →

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