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Scared to go to Barstow? Should I be?

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Scared to go to Barstow? Should I be?

Hi I have to go to Barstow to pick up a vehicle I purchased at a government auction. After reading several post on another site, and a few on this site I am now scared to death. Most of the post I have read make Barstow sound like I will just be asking to get mugged or killed if i go there. Barstow sounds like a nightmare. Can a white Mississippi boy make it Barstow for a day or two and live to tell about it? Thanks in advance for any replies.

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21. Re: Scared to go to Barstow? Should I be?

Hmmff. This thread somehow didn't age out. So I'm wondering if the gentleman from Pascagoula made to Barstow and got his car, and if he made it out in one piece.

22. Re: Scared to go to Barstow? Should I be?

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23. Re: Scared to go to Barstow? Should I be?

David, welcome to Trip Advisor! It is helpful to check the original date of any thread before you reply... this is three years old, so presumably the original poster has picked up their car and gone on their merry way.

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24. Re: Scared to go to Barstow? Should I be?

OTOH, he could have become another of Barstow's victims, never to be seen again. Or he might have found Barstow so alluring, exotic, and exciting that he never left and is still here, endlessly cruising Old Route 66 in his government-auction car.

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25. Re: Scared to go to Barstow? Should I be?

If he was walking to Barstow to get the car, he might just now be arriving.

>>You have more to be afraid of from the cops in Barstow.<<

With all due respect that is complete hogwash!

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26. Re: Scared to go to Barstow? Should I be?

Barstow isn't scary. It isn't fun, but it isn't scary. You'll be fine. I'm interested to see the posts you were reading. I go through there all the time on my way to Vegas. We usually stop for a bathroom break and sometimes to eat. Never had a problem. I live in San Diego and I never really hear about any awful stuff going on in Barstow. Its really just a place to refuel on the way to anywhere else. You'll be completely fine.

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27. Re: Scared to go to Barstow? Should I be?

Hi Michelle -

<<You'll be completely fine.>>

I assume you missed the fact that this thread is 3 yrs old. The Original Poster, Billy M, is LONG GONE. And he never posted back about his experience.

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28. Re: Scared to go to Barstow? Should I be?

Most of us realize that, but we're having a good time talking about Barstow.

:-)

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29. Re: Scared to go to Barstow? Should I be?

Hi Michelle S and welcome to TripAdvisor. We 'long time regulars' usually don't keep talking on a very old thread, but sometimes we like to have a bit of fun :-)

And don't feel bad that you didn't notice the date at the top. It happens!

Most threads that have had no activity for a year are closed by TA staff, but on very slow forums (such as Barstow), they are kept open.

Edited: 08 December 2015, 18:07
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30. Re: Scared to go to Barstow? Should I be?

Last reported sighting of the OP:

http://goo.gl/cJdz8a

:)

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