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You will get a great insight on the animals that you might have thought you knew a lot about. We have created a layout that not only educates, but also entertains the readers. This makes learning fun and is a great way to encourage further reading. The restaurant is open 24 hours and always busy. The family-owned business has been around for nearly three decades, serving Greek favorites like fresh-sliced gyros, babaganoush, and saganaki fried cheese. In recent years, the menu has expanded to include Mexican cuisine and a deep lineup of sandwiches and burgers.
The variety is a bit odd, but seems to fit the diner format of the restaurant -- and the Greek statues on display keep the image in check. Skip the soda and try a fresh watermelon juice instead.
Just save room for an apple pie sundae or baklava milkshake. The wait can get a little long at times, but you need to stretch those legs anyway. Baker, California Interstate 15 Exit driving south , Exit driving north It's an unusual sight, but one that could be on every corner in the not-so-distant future.
The Tesla Supercharger is one of the largest electric car charging stations currently in operation in the western United States. Just park your Tesla at one of 40 bays -- underneath the shade of solar panels -- and grab a bite to eat at the Jersey Mike's or Dairy Queen next door. It takes about 30 minutes for a full charge, but you'll probably need just a fraction of that time -- depending on where you're going and how much juice you already have. Don't worry, your car's super "brain" will figure all that out for you, based on anticipated traffic, topography, etc.
The charging ports only work on Tesla vehicles and are free for all new Model S and X vehicles. Otherwise, it's cents per kilowatt hour. If you miss the exit, don't freak out. Tesla has smaller charging stations in Primm, Yermo, and Barstow. The name is so odd, it even inspired a song by Stone Sour and a movie starring Katherine Heigl. So what's the story here? The road is less than five miles long, passing by little of note as it winds into the Mojave National Preserve.
At the end, you'll reach a small lake and an abandoned resort and spa that's now repurposed as a desert research facility by California State University. The guy who built the resort in the '40s was basically squatting on the land under a mining claim in what was then known as Soda Springs. He renamed the town Zzyzx, hoping to have the last word in the English dictionary.
Today, you're welcome to park and explore. Just don't interfere with anyone busy doing work.
The site is a bit creepy with an old swing set and empty swimming pools gathering dust, although you might spot a few bighorn sheep. Cars used to pull over on the interstate to place stickers on the road sign, but those were cleaned up long ago. Newberry Springs, California Interstate 15 Exit driving south , Exit driving north Is there anything more creepy than an abandoned amusement park?
Lake Dolores opened in as an entertainment oasis in the middle of the desert with rides, attractions, and a campground. Over the years, it developed into more of a waterpark, thanks to a lagoon fed by underground springs. The property changed ownership a few times and tried to reinvent itself under the names Rock-a-Hoola and Discovery Waterpark before closing for good in Today, its ruins remain in clear view of drivers on Interstate Urban explorers can have a field day with the place, typically entering through a dip in the fence that runs alongside Hacienda Road.
The post-apocalyptic vibes are strong. Whatever is left of waterslides, pools, a lazy river, and gift shops are now covered in graffiti and long stripped of anything valuable.
We don't recommend hanging out here at night. It's hard to believe now, but the park was actually used for an early version of the Electric Daisy Carnival before the dance music event would become popular enough to fill stadiums. Yermo, California Interstate 15 Exit The idea behind Eddie World is simple -- make a gas station feel like an attraction. The biggest clue is the foot ice cream sundae that sits out front. Head inside and you'll find rows of self-serve candy and surprisingly good food, including hand-rolled sushi and pizza cooked on the spot in artisanal ovens -- all under the supervision of an "executive chef.
The biggest surprise, though, is the in-house museum dedicated to the LA Lakers, which includes jerseys, photos, and a chunk of hardwood from the Great Western Forum where the team won four NBA championships. Eddie World also promises the lowest gas prices between Yermo and Las Vegas -- and even hands out disposable gloves by the pumps.
Whoever you are Eddie, we thank you. Yermo, California Interstate 15 Exit driving south , Exit driving north Calico is an old mountainside mining town that was abandoned when the 19th-century silver rush dried up. Its buildings were preserved and restored by the same family behind Knott's Berry Farm, who reopened it to the public as Calico Ghost Town. Drive in, pay a small fee at the gate, and explore what it was like to live in the late s -- give or take.
In between the wooden signs and wagon wheels, you can explore the old schoolhouse, barber shop, and other businesses from back in the day. Feather headdresses, white corals, polished fossils, a partial giraffe, assorted skulls, lamps made of ostrich eggs — all make it difficult for the environmentally correct visitor to embrace. Photographs are forbidden; the chilly welcome makes you wonder whether it wants customers at all. Since , there is also Ma Cocotte, a high-ceilinged, two-level brasserie designed by Philippe Starck.
Without sufficient insulation, it also screams loud. The restaurant, which offers everything from caviar and foie gras to cheeseburgers and fish and chips, is open evenings during the week, even when the flea market is closed. A two-course lunch for two with wine at either place will cost around 35 euros, one of the best bargains at St. In the past two years, about 50 shops have opened in Paul-Bert-Serpette, many by younger dealers. Midth-century furniture, lighting and decorative arts in modern, unadorned spaces are popular, trendy and pricey.
Cyril Aouizerate, one of the founders of the Mama Shelter hotel in Belleville, in the 20th Arrondissement, is investing 40 million euros in a hotel that will open at St. To be called M. For visitors who want to shop as well as look, all is not lost. Here is a rundown of some of my affordable favorites or at least where good value can be found.
Helen and Alain Zisul also offer a selection of perfectly preserved Louis Vuitton trunks. Paintings: Post-Cubist gouaches in oak frames by the little-known painter Jacques Marly start at euros. At euros, the three-foot-high, cast-iron apparatus in fire-engine red to cork wine bottles was a steal.
For 35 years, the shop has offered old travel posters, maps and flower and animal prints.