Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

Baker, Nevada is the closest town to Great Basin National Park. In summer months, there is more action here but during off season, there is not one restaurant in sight. There is a non-manned gas station and a small general store in a small hotel (with the nicest owners, one of which worked as the …

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Baker, California is pretty much only known for its giant thermometer. At 134 feet tall, it is actually the world’s tallest thermometer. The electric sign height commemorates the hottest day on record, 134 degrees Fahrenheit (in Death Valley in 1913). As we head to Great Basin National Park we stopped here to watch the digits …

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Each Thursday before Halloween Oceanside’s Thursday Sunset Market is transformed into Haunted Market, where kids can don their Halloween costumes and go from booth to booth trick-or-treating for candy, honey sticks and miniature cheesecakes. Sunset Market is amazing but this festive version is even better.