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Baker, CA

Baker, CA

What used to be the ONLY reason to stop in Baker, CA on the I-15, apart from engine problems and compelling bathroom breaks, isn't what it used to be. The world-famous BUN BOY is no longer; now a member of the BOB'S BIG BOY chain, it still boasts the World's Tallest Thermometer (not rectal). Here I peruse some of the reading material available on the restaurant's newsrack ... Read the BLOG for more on Barstow, Baker and other third-world outposts ... And how a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and Las Vegas would destroy those towns and others (like lovely Yermo) as surely as well-placed atom bombs ... Speaking of which, there is now an ATOM BOMB TESTING MUSEUM in Las Vegas! We didn't have time to stop, but we will next time ... If any of you have visited, please share with us if it's any fun! Isn't atom bomb testing fun when it's done just outside Las Vegas?

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