Friday, August 5, 2005

Guadalupe, Ca

We left our camp in San Luis Obispo and headed to the Far Western Restaurant in Guadalupe West of Santa Maria. This is where the movie The Ten Commandments was filmed. The Far Western grows their own beef and know how to prepare it. We had a nice steak and eggs breakfast then goofed around looking through odd shops like farm supply stores, then headed for Bakersfield. We took Hwy 166 East out of Maricopa just to see what was there. We had seen a bunch of black smoke in the distance just as we headed over the summit out of the Cuyuma Valley. About half way from Maricopa to Hwy 5, we had to stop for about 10 minutes due fire trucks blocking the road. They had passed us moments before. A Pickup and travel trailer were burnt to the ground. They were the smoke we had seen maybe 15 to 20 minutes earlier and the fire trucks were just arriving, we assume having come from Taft. Total loss, too bad!
We settled in to the house here in bakersfield and went out to do our laundry.
Nothing but fun when we travel!

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