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from needles to smoky bear

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 by

Planning our RV trip across America (why does it feel like Albert Brooks should be joining us?), and we’re making reservations at RV parks recommended by the good folks in the Good Sam club.  Our first stop is in Needles, California, which set me to wondering why the town got that name…there’s probably a great story there, but on the other hand these things often turn out to be based on something as pedestrian as having lots of pine trees.  Along the way we’ll hit the Enchanted Trails, toss a coin in Twin Fountains, and say hi to Smoky Bear before we finally come to rest on High Meadow Road.

America is a picturesque place, she is, and it’s a shame we’re in a hurry to get to our new home.  These place names provoke the imagination and just flat demand more exploration than we’ll have time to do.

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One Response to “from needles to smoky bear”

  1. Lin says:

    Funny, your driver who is delivering the RV also is sorry that he can’t stop and smell the proverbial flowers along the way. I think we have a tendency to hurry too much these days. I would write more, but I gotta go…

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