Thursday, April 8, 2010

"RELSHME" on I-15

A WIENERMOBILE sighting...today at 2:30, south of Victorville (on our way home from visiting my father-in-law in Pahrump, NV.)

The day before, on the way out, we got a chance to wonder around Barstow, CA for 5 hours... and that without our car since it was having a leaking radiator replaced. (Dave Kohn got us back on the road as quick as possible, once the replacement part arrived at 1 pm). The BEST sights in Barstow will follow in the next few days.

We were lucky that the temperature was mild and the winds not too strong. I've had friends stranded in the same place for several hours in 100 deg. F. weather.

Umm ... yes, there is this too, in DH Kohn's waiting room.

22 comments:

Wanda said...

What a fun post......We used to live near Victorville in a little town called Oro Grande.

Merritt by Design said...

Oh, I wanna drive that bad boy!! :-)

brattcat said...

Looks as if you definitely got your kicks on route 66.

EG Wow said...

Driving along Route 66 looks like a hoot. A Wienermobile! Hahaha! And the badger sends chills up and down my spine.

Lois said...

I haven't seen the wienermobile in years! That badger looks a little mean. I guess no one gets away without paying their bill in there!

Lori Lynn said...

As long as you have your camera, I bet Barstow is quite a fun place to be stranded.
LL

Almost Precious said...

A "Wienermobile", oh my I can't even begin to recall the last time I saw one of those out on the road.

Love the photo of the Route 66 sign (as for the badger with an attitude...well not so much!).
Gosh it would be fun to go back in time and take a trip along the old Rt.66; stop at quaint road side diners, take in some of the strange roadside attractions, read the Burma Shave signs...hm, I'm dating myself here. LOL

James said...

This brings back memories. About 40 yrs ago Little Oscar came Orange County in his Wienermobile and gave me and all my friends hot dog rings and whistles. Lokking back he seemed a little grumpy but I didn't care. :)

Petrea said...

Looks like you made the best of Barstow! You don't see any one of these things every day.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Count me among friends of DH Kohn. These are great! more! more!

I'm convinced the wiener guy was having an affair with a South Pasadena occupant. For a month or more I'd see his wiener parked on Monterey road over near the Freemont liquor store near the tracks.

Next time your in Pahrump see if you can find Heidi Fleiss' coin operated laundromat.

altadenahiker said...

Some people dream of riding in the goodyear blimp, I dream of riding in the weeney mobile.

夏文宏 said...

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Leif Hagen said...

"Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer weiner, that what I'd truly like to be ...." Or so goes the song anyway!

Petrea said...

Hee hee, PA.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
«Louis» lived in Amarillo, TX for a number of years, old Route 66 passing through there as well. He grinned when he saw that Nash Metropolitan in one of your images. There's a black and white one in San Francisco with the license "Pepe" as in lePew. ;-)

«Louis» likes the Route 66 nostalgia. He went through Barstow when he moved to California in 1977 - hasn't been back. What a juxtaposition re the lunch and your waitress!

Mme la Vache spotted the Weinermobile on I-80 near Chez la Vache a couple of days ago.

Multiple grins here!
Great post, Tash!

Brenda's Arizona said...

Like Lois, I haven't seen a Weinermobile in years! Thank you for capturing it in photo!

Dave Ingram said...

Very cool Weinermobile! Super photos Tash, I enjoyed looking at your other posts as well.

Cheers,

Dave

humanobserver said...

never seen such a vehicle :)

Marie-Noyale said...

I can't see the driver!!!

Linda said...

I think the wienermobile would be enough to make me drive off the road in surprise.

Powell River Books said...

That looks a lot newer than the wienermobile I remember. It sure brings back memories. - Margy

Kim said...

Oh boy! The Wienermobile! Now that is an Americana roadside attraction one could only dream of encountering on a road trip. Love all your on the road shots. They take me right along countless long drives in the west.