Fun Stops on the Drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas

The long stretch of road between LA and Vegas is basically a rite of passage for many a 21-year-old Californian. It takes about 4 and half hours (if you go the speed limit) and many believe it is just desolate desert with nothing to do. While a lot of the travelers just want the drive […]

Mojave Cross: A Desert Memorial in Mojave National Preserve

On a little road in the top of the Mojave National Preserve sits one of the most unpopular crosses in Southern California. It has been steeped in litigation for decades and seems to either make people happy or¬†really upset them. I for one think it is a beautiful monument erected to honor those killed in […]

Baker: Attractions at the Desert Oasis on the Drive to Vegas

The town of Baker is a place that has made a name for itself based on its giant thermometer and its location right on the 15 freeway in the middle of Las Vegas and Los Angeles. It is also the main way to enter Death Valley from the south side, but I feel it is […]

Mad Greek Cafe in Baker

When driving through the desert to Vegas there are only two main places to stop in California, Barstow and Baker; and while I have always been afraid of Greek food in the middle of the desert I decided it was past time I gave it a try, enter the Mad Greek. Located right in the […]

World’s Tallest Thermometer in Baker

Update Dec 2014 – The thermometer is now working and there is a full gift shop below it. You can still read my original post on this spot at the end of this post. When I made my way to Baker a few months ago I was surprised to see that the thermometer is now […]