Tuesday, August 23, 2005

The Diversity of Little Rock, California - almost home

Here we are again taking highway 138 From Interstate 15 west to Interstate 5. The Antelope Valley is over the mountains from Los Angeles and has it's own natural charm. Los Angeles, like the smog that occasionally overflows it's valley, is creeping over the mountains north and spilling into this valley along highway 14.

In the town of Pearblossom or maybe it's Little Rock California there exists a time warp. I'm not even sure Charlie Brown's Gift Shop got it's name from the owner or the Comic Strip but they have all kinds of interesting things. We stopped for some Grapefruit candies and Boston Baked Beans (the candy) they sell here and they are excellent and always fresh. They are a gift shop/exotic meats/candy/ fruit and nuts place and more.... with three, count 'em three buildings and two patios and a partridge in a pear tree..........

This is the entrance to the Antelope Valley which includes Palmdale (Air Control for the Los Angeles area), Lancaster (Skunk Works), Mojave (Edwards Air Force Base), Death Valley and the California Poppy Preserve.

Back at the gift shop in the Antelope Valley they have venison, Elk, Wild Boar, Caribou, Ostrich, Bear, and Buffalo. I wondered if they ate all the Antelope or if they are the "& More" the sign mentions?

I wondered if the fence in the back is to keep the yard art in or to make the visitors go through the store and try to get back out without buying the multiple products inside.

It takes a special breed of human to live in the desert with rattlesnakes, scorpions, brown recluse spiders, Gila monsters and dinosaurs........ Yes Dinosaures like T-Rex and Triceratops. Oh my! Maybe the fence was for the Prehistoric animals.

Oh my gosh the T-Rex is getting closer......

...and closer.

.... maybe this pig is prehistoric as well. In any case I stayed in the RV and talked to Kathy via interstellar communicator (Verizon Cell Phone) while Sharyn bought the Boston Baked Bean and Grapefruit candy and also some awesome BBQ.

Maybe I should have gone in to the new addition and done the Wine Tasting, but no I'm driving. It seemed strange to see a wine tasting room here after all the Ultra-Sophisticated vineyards we have visited (not that we drink wine or anything other than tea, coffee and coke) in the past.

We made it almost to Fresno today and tomorrow probably Redding and finally home again - finally.

No Scrabble - The contender fell asleep after setting up camp.

Quote of the Day
"God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny." ~ Garrison Keillor quotes (American writer and broadcaster b.1942)

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