Thursday, April 12, 2007

A date shake pick-me-up on a windy afternoon

Today was a long day of driving, more than we usually do in one day. We drove 320 miles from San Dimas, California to Delhi, off Route 99. It was quite windy. Fuel mileage dropped.

South of Fresno, around 2 p.m. as I was napping, George saw a sign for date shakes. And another. And another. Traver, basically a truck-stopping place right off the highway, was the spot. We pulled off for a break and a shake. On a long driving day like today, Bravo Farm's date shake tasted wonderful. Besides date shakes and burgers, you could talk to Pancho the parrot, buy a souvenier and fuel up. What more can you ask for in a break?

My favorite date shake, actually the date-banana shake, is at Hadley's Fruit Orchard in Cabazon, 16 miles west of Palm Springs. Anytime we make the trip from Arizona to Los Angeles, we stop at Hadleys.

Now that we are set up at the Merced River Resort in Delhi, windy as it is, I need a walk. Othewise, I'll be carrying around that date shake for a long time! Jaimie

Jaimie edits the "Working on the RV Road" blog and is the author of Support Your RV LIfestyle! An Insider's Guide to Working on the Road, 2nd ed. See

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