kiwis on route 66
Barstow Rest Day – Day 27 Oct 12
A quiet start to the day with breakfast at the Calico Saloon.
Then we were on Parade at the Marine Corps base. Barstow hosts a Marine Corp Base, A Marine Corps repair facility and Fort Lewis a desert army corps training base.
The afternoon got pretty interesting as we were taken on a tour of the military vehicle repair and reconditioning facility. There were all sorts of jobs underway with work being done on everything from Humvees to M777 big guns.
The place is enormous. 250 acres with 25 acres of buildings. 1000 people work there. Humvees are reducing in popularity, and the MRAP’s being replaced by the MATV's.
Peter and Paul