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Question for you Barstow peeps from Wilmington!!

Discussion in 'Travel' started by wesb1023, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Jan 1, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    wesb1023

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    I have seen alot of people posting up here from Barstow, and every time I see a thread I tell myself I need to get a pic of this road sign. I finally remembered today!! I dont live far from Wilmington, NC where I-40 Ends/Starts, this is one of the first road signs you will see leaving Wilmington on I-40. So..... my question is, do you guys have a sign in Barstow stating the miles to Wilmington NC??? If so, I would really like to see it!!!:D


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    Sorry for the low quality cell phone pic at 70MPH!!!
     
  2. Jan 1, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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    damn... that's funny... i have never seen a sign like that in Barstow... i think the only sign i can recall is one for Laughlin or Needles, but nothing that far...

    wow...

    i wonder if they used Barstow as a reference point for that sign since it is along the original Route 66? at least i think it's in reference to that...

    or am i thinking of the movie Cars?

    :D
     
  3. Jan 1, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    although the I-40 ends in Barstow, so maybe?

    i'm gonna try to keep my eyes open for a sign in a few weeks...
     
  4. Jan 2, 2012 at 7:17 AM
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    I asked around to a few people and they said that they had heard that there was a sign in barstow at the end/start of I-40. This sign has been up for as long as I can remember, I am pretty sure it was there when I-40 was opened to wilmington. My friends and I often joke about just riding all the way to barstow just to see the sign that says wilmington. LOL!!:eek:
     
  5. Jan 2, 2012 at 7:37 AM
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    roadtrip!!!!

    :cool:

    i say you do it, then we can get the So Cal TW crowd to meet you in Barstow for big meet and greet....
     
  6. Jan 2, 2012 at 2:44 PM
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    My wife and I now have a little girl fixin to be 14 months old. I dont think she would enjoy a 5100 mile roadtrip for a few years. Sometimes its all we can do to drive 20 miles!! LOL!!
     
  7. Apr 21, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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    Here you Go! hope to see the other one personally someday.
    This sign is about 100 yards after turning onto I40. Caltrans has made a small pullout for people crazy enough to stop.

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  8. Apr 22, 2012 at 1:01 PM
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    Hey thanks!!! That's awesome!! I hope to see that sign with my own eyes as well one day!!
     
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