Before we left Pahrump I had to get groceries and my mom needed to get a prescription filled. This gave us a late start. Around 3pm we were coming into Baker, CA. The sun goes down around 4:30 lately due to the walls of mountains on all sides. My mother can't drive at night due to a macula issue.
Rather than chance getting into Barstow without a minute to spare, I pulled into the first RV/Truck lot I found in Baker, right on the highway coming in. This is the Mad Greek, a place I know well. I used to travel to California a lot for conventions related to one category of books I write (comic books, actually). This is the road I always take. Baker is the town you always go through.
I put the RV in a level-ish spot as far from the trucks as I could get. Now, I wasn't sure if this was a legal place to stay overnight, so I was hesitant to open the slides. But it's just too hard to get around in the RV with them closed.
We were worried. I looked online to see if this was a legal boondock, because it got dark and my mom would be able to drive our follow car anywhere else (I drive the RV, she follows in our SUV).
I went to get food at the Mad Greek and asked if we were okay. Not only were we okay, we got 20% off our meal! NICE!
So here we are tonight, comfortable an reassured.
|We are waaaaaay in the back there.|
|Baker is famous for the world's largest thermometer. Yay?|