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Old 10-05-2011, 05:49 PM
 
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...and ain't nothin' weirder than sayin' sumpin good about Bakers.

Try the Wool Growers. Last I knew it was in a sketchy part of town but the food was quite authentic. My partner and I (both armed) stopped there for lunch occasionally!



We won't be armed

Might need to try that moonshine you got brewin' in the backyard
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:27 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Also, you can make it to Sequoia National Park, they even have Amtrak going there. If Bakersfield has anything going for it, it's the proximity to Sequoia.
How did they get the tracks up the hill?
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:12 PM
 
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How did they get the tracks up the hill?

Where would you suggest we hang out on Saturday? We will have a rental car.

I like the outdoors, and would rather see a little bit of what's around Bakersfield than shopping at the mall. We have those here too, and probably bigger!
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:26 AM
 
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...and ain't nothin' weirder than sayin' sumpin good about Bakers.

Try the Wool Growers. Last I knew it was in a sketchy part of town but the food was quite authentic. My partner and I (both armed) stopped there for lunch occasionally!
In my experience quite a few excellent locally owned family restaurants are found in areas where as the risk to muggings go up so does the chance for a really good meal.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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Where would you suggest we hang out on Saturday? We will have a rental car.

I like the outdoors, and would rather see a little bit of what's around Bakersfield than shopping at the mall. We have those here too, and probably bigger!
well you could check out Merle Haggard's childhood home in Oildale. Wait no dont do that you are not armed.

Take a drive up the 178 to Lake Isabella. Its close and a great drive.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of the Aux Arcs
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well you could check out Merle Haggard's childhood home in Oildale. Wait no dont do that you are not armed.

Take a drive up the 178 to Lake Isabella. Its close and a great drive.
Yup! Great drive to a large mud puddle!
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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We had .07 inch of rain yesterday... no mud whatsoever as Curmudgeon likes to exaggerate about.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:11 PM
 
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As others have suggested the drive up to Lake Isabella is lovely. Route 178 winds thru the Kern River Canyon along the mighty Kern River....make sure if you go to stop in one of the many roadside pullouts to veiw the river. Exit 178 at Lake Isabella Blvd and make a right to drive around the north side of the lake to the towns of Wofford Hieghts and Kernville (Whiskey Flats). The lake is a man-made lake and the original location of the towns of Lake Isabella and Whiskey Flat are now covered by the lake. There is not much to see in Wofford Heights but it is the only town that is located on the shores of the lake. Kernville (it was originally called Whiskey Flat but the ladies of the town demanded a name change in 1864) is a great place to stop and stroll around....it retains the flavor of the original mining town and has some cute shops and you can also watch the rafters in the river along the park. Every Febuary the town hosts "Whiskey Flat Days" to celebrate the founders.

As you exit Kernville you can choose to go left on Mountain 99 and head up the mountain to the Golden Trout Wilderness...it is a great drive and will give you a chance to see the Upper Kern. If you choose to go right you can circle the lake and end up back in Lake Isabella and the town of Bodfish. If you have time make sure to stop at the Silver City Ghost Town in Bodfish and take the self-guided tour. There is an antique store also located on the site that is interesting to poke thru! Still wanting adventure then get back on Caliente-Bodfish road and head up to Havilah which is the original county seat and visit the museum there. Back on the road you will be on Lion's Trail which is a windy road that will take you thru some of the lovest cattle country in the county. You will pass the towns of Walker Basin and Twin Oaks. The road will end up at Highway 58 where a left will take you up to Tehachapi or you can turn right to head back to Bako.

If the interveiw works out... welcome to Kern County!
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of the Aux Arcs
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We had .07 inch of rain yesterday... no mud whatsoever as Curmudgeon likes to exaggerate about.
HEY! Someone's gotta! Jist a-tryin' ta keep the gene pool pure, dontcha know.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:21 PM
 
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As others have suggested the drive up to Lake Isabella is lovely. Route 178 winds thru the Kern River Canyon along the mighty Kern River....make sure if you go to stop in one of the many roadside pullouts to veiw the river. Exit 178 at Lake Isabella Blvd and make a right to drive around the north side of the lake to the towns of Wofford Hieghts and Kernville (Whiskey Flats). The lake is a man-made lake and the original location of the towns of Lake Isabella and Whiskey Flat are now covered by the lake. There is not much to see in Wofford Heights but it is the only town that is located on the shores of the lake. Kernville (it was originally called Whiskey Flat but the ladies of the town demanded a name change in 1864) is a great place to stop and stroll around....it retains the flavor of the original mining town and has some cute shops and you can also watch the rafters in the river along the park. Every Febuary the town hosts "Whiskey Flat Days" to celebrate the founders.

As you exit Kernville you can choose to go left on Mountain 99 and head up the mountain to the Golden Trout Wilderness...it is a great drive and will give you a chance to see the Upper Kern. If you choose to go right you can circle the lake and end up back in Lake Isabella and the town of Bodfish. If you have time make sure to stop at the Silver City Ghost Town in Bodfish and take the self-guided tour. There is an antique store also located on the site that is interesting to poke thru! Still wanting adventure then get back on Caliente-Bodfish road and head up to Havilah which is the original county seat and visit the museum there. Back on the road you will be on Lion's Trail which is a windy road that will take you thru some of the lovest cattle country in the county. You will pass the towns of Walker Basin and Twin Oaks. The road will end up at Highway 58 where a left will take you up to Tehachapi or you can turn right to head back to Bako.

If the interveiw works out... welcome to Kern County!
OTHERS?

Excuse me I was the only one that came up with that idea. Just clarifying.
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