Located in Barstow on I-15 North, Tanger Outlet Center advertises to have over 40 brand name stores. Tanger founded in 1981 is listed in the New York Stock Exchange. The company reported net income of $24.25 million in 2011 mentioned having 35 centers in 24 states.
Factory outlet and premium outlet stores are popular destination for foreign tourists who travel around the United States in deluxe coach with guides who speak their native tongue.
Most of the stores were selling high-end brand names. Today we saw four buses parked - one with tourists from China, another from Korea.
Joshua Trees grow in elevation of about 3,000 feet. We saw miles and miles of Joshua Trees from Baker to Barstow.
About 2 weeks ago when J.J. and I took this same route, the landscape was gray and brown. Rain does wonders. Today, we were greeted by a lush green landscape.
Close to Tanger Outlet Center, rain water had accumulated along the highway.
And finally, here is one of my favorite street names.
Aloha -- Cathi