Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Weird Places Johannesburg, California

Hi Friends & Family,

When we are on one of our adventures, we sometimes drive by strange things or strange places. Most of the time we just laugh a little and keep driving.

One of those un-usual places we have driven through is Johannesburg and it's neighbor Randsburg on 395 in California, We might have just driven right past without a second thought had it not had moving pavement the first time we drove through. We were on our way to Disneyland a few years ago heading South on 395 when we drove up on this little town in the middle of no where. It seems to just pop right out of the desert, a little shanty looking town, and then vanish just as quickly. We rarely see anyone moving around the town except the occasional stranded driver changing a flat tire.

Once while driving through Johannesburg we were both thinking we had been on the road way too long as it looked to us like the road was moving. Not like a earthquake, but more like the blacktop was moving from our right to our left, like liquid. As we got closer we saw that the movement was thousands of taratula's migrating across Hwy 395. It was spooky beyond beleif, like something out of a horror movie.

Now when we drive through, we make up stories about this little town. We pretend to tell stranded drivers that the taratula's are coming and we seem to think now that Zombies might just live there. Of course these things just happen in our imagination and the folks in Johannesburg and Randsburg are probably great people. But we won't be stopping to find out.

We made this short video last time through....

And just to be fair. Here is a link to find out more about Johannesburg.

Peace, Love and Bliss

Don & Brenda

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