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The two RV Gypsies
traveled from California to Nevada
September 30, 2022

USA map showing location of California USA map showing location of Nevada

The trip took 3 hours longer than it should have due to horrible traffic, and a bit of the RV over-heating in the mountains.

Below: An interesting name for a road, somewhere just before Baker, California.

Zzyzx Road sign Death Valley exit sign
Bakker California sign Baker CA water tank

Below: The world's tallest thermometer is at 72157 Baker Boulevard in Baker, California. It is visible from three different angles along Interstate 15 in Southern California's Mojave Desert. A gift shop at the base of the thermometer stands near a commemorative plaque that describes the history of the site. The two RV Gypsies have driven past this several times, but have never stopped at the Gift Shop. Shame on them, especially since their Christmas tree is a travel tree with unusual things from places they have been!

The World's Tallest Thermometer is a landmark in Baker, California. It is a steel electric sign that commemorates the weather record of 134 °F recorded in nearby Death Valley on July 10, 1913.

The sign weighs 76,812 pounds and is held together by 125 cubic yards of concrete. It stands 134 feet tall and is capable of displaying a maximum temperature of 134 °F, which is a reference to the temperature record in Death Valley on July 10, 1913, according to history. No, the two RV Gypsies never stopped in Death Valley for some reason, even though they have driven past this in the past.

The World's Tallest Thermometer The World's Tallest Thermometer

Below: Passing through Primm, Nevada a Buffalo Bill's Casino.

Welcome to Primm Nevada sign Buffalo Bill's Casino sign

Below: While driving through Jean, Nevada on Interstate 15 in their RV (they could not stop), Karen Duquette spotted seven towers of brightly painted rocks sitting in the desert. The rock towers are at least 25 feet tall and are titled Seven Magic Mountains, the work of Internationally renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. More information can be found at

Seven Magic Mountains - the 7 towers Seven Magic Mountains - the 7 towers

Below: Karen Duquette photographed an airplane flying low overhead as they approached Las Vegas, Nevada and then she took a few photos on their way to the campground.

airplane overhead Mandalay Bay sign
Allegiant Stadium Allegiant Stadium

Below: The highway to and through Las Vegas is always busy, but the two RV Gypsies' campground was a few miles past the city, so traffic cleared up and the driving was much more relaxing.

heavy traffic lighter traffic and the mountains

Below: The two RV Gypsies had to go find a part for the RV and while Lee Duquette was in the store, Karen Duquette notices some life-like figures, so she went to investigate. When she got there she discovered that they moved and talked.

dude on the roof 3 coal miners
3 coal miners 3 coal miners
3 coal miners

If and when Karen Duquette figures out how to post the video here, she will do so in the future.

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