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Friday, June 03, 2005

About Ridgecrest

Here are a few sites that are about Ridgecrest that I wanted to share with everyone!The Inyokern Airport is served by Skywest (United) 2 times a day, with flights directly to LAX. And by flights, I mean prop jobs! There's also a panoramic view that shows what's all around us! Desert!

The Daily Independent is our newspaper. It's never stocked in any of the stands around town, and when it is, it's two or three days old.

The News Review is another paper. It's free and gets automatically delivered right onto our freshly watered grass, leaving nice little yellow indents! YAY!

Of course, the be all end all of town is the China Lake Navy Base. Which has a great museum!

This site has a great history of the navy base.

The Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS), China Lake, encompases 1.1 million acres of land in California's upper Mojave Desert, accounting for approximately one-third of the Navy's total land holdings. The land, ranging in altitude from 2,100 to 8,900 feet, varies from flat dry lake beds to rugged piƱon pine covered mountains. The majority of the land is undeveloped and provides habitat for more than 340 species of wildlife and 650 plant types. The area was once also home to Native Americans, whose presence here is marked by thousands of archaeological sites, and to early miners and settlers whose cabins and mining structures are still found scattered throughout the Station.

You can kinda tell by this map how far we are from everything. It's an hour and a half from Ridgecrest to Lancaster/Palmdale area on the 14. It's just over 3 hours to State Line where we go all the time! We often stay at Whiskey Pete's because they have an awesome pool with a super cool slide! Pat loves it.

In town we have a baskin-robbins, taco bell, jack in the box, del taco, *2* blimpies, a denny's, a sizzler which is worse then any I've ever been too, 8 million chinese buffets of which only one is yummy, a few mexican places of which none are chains, arby's, carls jr., pizza hut, little caesars, dominos, 2 donut shops, and 2 little mom and pop cafe's both which suck. There's also a little chain called Texas Cattle Company, which is rather unappetizing.

The Ridgecrest Library is part of the San Joaquin Valley system. We never have any books cause Bakersfield gets them all!! arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Anyway, that's all I can find on Ridgecrest at the moment. Just thought it would be interesting to share with you all! I will post wedding details, I promise!! :)


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