Saturday, November 15, 2014


Good Morning, Class of '64
Anna and her husband, Brent,
 are in Rosamond, California 
waiting for a better ride.
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost.

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring
Rosamond, California with Soledad Mountain in the distance
Rosamond, California
Rosamond, a city in Kern County, is situated in the Mojave Desert at the northern end of the Antelope Valley. It was established in 1877 by the Southern Pacific Railroad. The name 'Rosamond' comes from the daughter of one of the railroad officials. It is one of the cities in Kern County where the county seat is Bakersfield.,_California
Freight Train in Rosamond, California
Rosamond, California Photo Tour
Rosamond, Ca. 93560
The Unofficial Website
Abandoned Gold Mine in Rosamond, California
 Streets of Bakersfield
Buck Owens

Bakersfield is the county seat of
Kern County in California 
where Rosamond is located 
November 6 at 12:30pm 

Okay, when Brent and I limped into Springerville, AZ over a week ago, we did not know if the RV was blowing a motor or if we had an exhaust leak in the head. We stayed there for 8 days and then started the same limp to here in Rosamond, CA to exchange our RV for one that is 2 years newer. 

No extra money and a lot better layout than the one we have. It was supposed to be ready when we got here last Sunday but of course, was not. It left yesterday for Los Angles to get everything on Brent's and my list fixed.

We are staying for free at a Race Track called Willow Springs where Bobby Cee who is our host is a teacher of new race car drivers. Quite a place! He seems to be an exceptional person and has a clean and exceptional place here in Rosamond.

Willow Springs Raceway, Rosamond, California
My corner-by-corner guide
to Willow Springs Raceway

Drivers' guide to Willow Springs Raceway
in Rosamond, California

On the way here we stayed over night at a place called Boron where they have the largest Boron Mine in the world. Great piles of what looks like salt but is not. They had a big write up in the newspaper, I read it and then because we are getting ready to move to another HOME, I mistakenly threw out the paper.

 Boron, California

Am not looking forward to exchanging everything from one Motor home to another but at least this next one should not nickle and dime us to death. Larger kitchen and I sure am looking forward to that. California was not on our list of states to make but could not turn this opportunity down.

Cannot wait to get out of here. Pure desert and it is all sand and different as can be from the rest of the deserts that we have seen and been through. The peaks in the distance have snow on them and it is cool at night but beautiful in the daytime.

It Never Rains in Southern California
Albert Hammond
If our plans work out we are going to Death Valley and then the Alien Highway when we leave here. For some odd reason that Alien Highway keeps calling us and that should tell you a lot about Brent and I. lol Hopefully they will not keep us both. Then it is back through AZ to New Mexico and hopefully finding our home base.
We would like to have the home base by Thanksgiving but I think that will be impossible for right now. We want to go back to SC get my stuff out of storage and his stuff out of storage in Coeur D'Alene and have it all in one place. It will be like Christmas to put all of our things together and see what we make out of all of it. The Lord has been so good to us and we keep depending on him for everything and he has not let us down yet.

One of the worst sights I have seen was as we entered this part of the state where they have thousands of wind mill farms. It sure blights the landscape and from what I have learned, costs more money to run then any other type of power. I still can't believe anything is better than our good ole coal from WV. It is more dangerous to the workers but it is not the demon that all the environmentalist make it out to be.

Southern California Windmills
When we get our home base, our travels are not over by any means. It will mean that if we get tired we have a place to go rest up for awhile. We want a couple of horses and a yard for the dogs. The house, shop or whatever does not mean much for our Motor home will still be our basic home. To much to see and not enough time to see it all. Keep us in your prayers as we do you. Love to you all! Will try and get pictures soon but will have to send them to Patricia Ware by phone so it will take awhile.

Edwards Air Force Base
East of Rosamond, California
Home of the Air Force Test Center
  Home to NASA's Dryden Research Center
Operates the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School
...there ain't no journey 
what don't change you some.
David Mitchell
Cloud Atlas

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