Mon, Mar 13, 2017
Carol and I woke up today at the Barstow / Calico KOA and were looking forward to a day of doing, well, next to nothing. Just rest and relaxation.
What little ambition we had was to drive the 5 miles to the Calico Ghost Town. A real tourist trap. But the buffalo burger on the restaurant menu was all it took to get me to fire up the Cayenne and head over.
Calico was a silver mining town that was booming in the late 1800’s. But the collapse in the price of silver killed it and the official population today is 8 people.
Overall, I was very surprised by how well preserved it is. But then again, this is the Mojave desert.