At least that’s what the sign said when I drove into town this afternoon. I did a little bit of touring around town this evening before grabbing a bite to eat and I think the population might be less than that - I saw a lot of what appeared to be abandoned homes.
There was a high school football game being played under the lights tonight, so Americana is still live and well here. Lots of liquor stores and gas stations and churches, a McDonalds, a KFC, a Denny’s, a Carl’s Jr (which Ben keeps trying to get me go to) and a couple of Mexican food joints. One bar with live music tomorrow night - maybe I’ll visit it and see what kind of ‘live music’ one can find in a small town like this.
The sign on one of the liquor stores read “ICE / AMMO”. Truly, I love this country… I mean where else can you go and get the tools necessary to ice the bad guys and your drinks all at the same time? I was going to see what they charged for the 9mm Home Defense specials, but I have no way of transporting the stuff back to Illinois.
There’s also a bunch of what looks like retired commercial airliners on a field just a few blocks away - this might be one of those places in the desert where old planes just go to die. Oh, and trains… Trains, trains, trains. The tracks run right through town and they always seem to be busy.
Ben and Vern arrive tomorrow. On Sunday the teams arrive and we also go get to see TRUMPF begin to set up their laser.
Only 4 more days!
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