Need a place to crash after a long day of driving through the desert? Want to beat the heat in the cool oasis of a room with A/C and color TV? Would you enjoy a tropical courtyard lounging in fast-food garbage on a kidney shaped pool full of tumbleweeds? This motel is right on the beaten path of Interstate 15 between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Take the next EXIT.
Arne’s Royal Hawaiian offers FREE parking with rates better than trivago and comparable to the Walmart parking lot up the road in Death Valley. Situated in the wonderful town of Baker. Get out of your car, stretch a bit. You’ll see how this town got its name, and why Baker, California is the home of the World’s Tallest Thermometer.
Pick up dessert across the street at Bun Boy, some road cokes and snacks at Aliens Fresh Jerky, and set off for a long hike in the desert. Go early, it might get HOT by sunrise. Sunsets are beautiful. Be sure to bring a camera to capture some of the flora and fauna: cacti, scorpions, rattlesnakes, aliens, skulls and various other bones. Stay all day if you have to. You’re bound to get a good shot.
Be sure to charge your GPS device in your room before you tie up your boot laces. Vegas is 150 miles to the east and LA is 150 miles to the west. You’re deserted in the middle of the Mojave.
Oh hey Arne(my brother-in-law), in the rare event you might be reading this, consider adding this to your real estate investment portfolio. You’d be the perfect candidate for this piece of property. It has your name written all over it. Hali and I should be able to spruce it up a bit, bring it back to its former Royal Hawaiian glory, AND it would be a great winter project. We’re headed west before Tuesday, November 8th, 2016, anyway.
What do you think about this?~ ARNE’S TOWER~ That’s right, we could build it taller than that thermometer down the street. Imagine this Arne… you’ll be able to tell how HOT it is out there from the windows of your penthouse suite.
Donald’s University of Palm Reading just sounds too hokey. Maybe Donald’s Royal Hawaiian & Casino could work, but we wouldn’t bet on it. Wait a minute! What about Donald’s Roadside Attraction? Hey, look how well the World’s Tallest Thermometer is doing.
Reminds me of that great 70’s band America. Those guys had great hippie hair and so many oldies but goodies. No one-hit wonders for this band. Check out the Best of America album. That’s OUR favorite. Sure, the duo of America have since cut their hair and are singing to thousands of fans all over the country at sold out shows on the county fair circuit. These people love America.
So nice to know that America IS STILL GREAT.
(EVERYONE), Sing the chorus…
I’ve been through the desert in a van named Thor
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
‘Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain
La, la …