October 15th, 2006 -- No Comments »
After spending four hours last night reverse engineering the TomTom’s inner workings, I have got the US maps to work! (note to self: write a long email to those TomTom boys). That was a good thing too, because we went for a trip around Santa Barbara. It’s been 20 years since I lived here, and although I went back for a bit a few years back, I honestly would not have been able to find anything without TomTom.
In the afternoon we set out to Ridgecrest. We knew there wouldn’t be much there, but it was to be our pitstop before we head into Death Valley tomorrow. However, when we got there we realised just how little there was in Ridgecrest! 20 trailers, 2 gas pumps, in the middle of nothing, some people with three eyes and some married people looking distinctly like brothers and sisters…
So since we made some good time with our muscle car, we decided to keep going to a little town called Lone Pine. We had no idea what it would be like, but it’s great! A very small, sweet town, which seems to have some film history. We stayed in the little motel that John Wayne used to stay in, which the whole town seems to advertise as if the man himself had built the whole country… by hand!