Start from LA and drive towards LV, stop for Alien Jerky in Baker and make a left at the Mad Greeks and in a short hour and a little you're at Amargosa's Opera House.
Does any of this ring with you?
Death Valley and on to Highway 395 a magical drive through the mostly old state of mind that was California, and through the mostly dying towns of Independence and Big Pine and Bridgeport.
The only things that change are the seasons, the gas prices and the restaurant owners.
© John Lawrence