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Holiday USA West Coast Road Trip in Aug 2022: Day 13 – Bakersfield to Las Vegas

By Nige on Tue 16 Aug 2022 at 12:00
Story: Holiday USA West Coast Road Trip in Aug 2022
Tags: Bakersfield | Hertz | Hilton | Holidays | Las Vegas | USA

Bakersfield to Barstow

The first segment of our trip back to Las Vegas was a 2-hour stint on the road to Barstow along the CA-58E and a few miles along the I15.  It was already warm on our departure from Bakersfield and it was only going to get hotter!

The journey was fine; fairly busy and with it only being a 2-lane highway, there were a few instances where lorries were overtaking other lorries and causing hold ups.  That and the Americans who insist on sitting in the fast lane!  What is that all about?

Starbucks is full of odd people, probably including the Vickster and me1 Starbucks is full of odd people, probably including the Vickster and me1
Starbucks is full of odd people, probably including the Vickster and me1

The scenery was fabulous.  As we approached Barstow, we drove past the Mojave Air & Space Port and an airplane graveyard (not far from California City), with a Virgin 747 clearly on display.

Barstow to Las Vegas

The Starbucks at Barstow was not very peaceful.  It was busy and the music was loud, so we didn’t hang around that long.  It was too hot to sit outside so we needed to enjoy the aircon inside.

We got back on the road and arrived at our usual Las Vegas Hilton Garden Inn by around 12:30pm.  There were classic long stretches on straight road amongst amazing scenery.  There’s nothing better than Nevada/Arizona scenery on the road.

2670+ miles around the west coast of the USA 2670+ miles around the west coast of the USA
2670+ miles around the west coast of the USA

When we got to our final destination we took a look at the odometer and we had done over 2670 miles – we both concluded that was too much driving for a relatively short holiday.

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Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

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