The first of five ghost towns we visited on our vacation was Calico, which is near Barstow. Calico isn’t the most authentic ghost town out there since it was owned by Knotts Berry Farm for awhile, but it was still interesting. And when you’re driving from Bakersfield to Las Vegas, you start looking for any type of diversion. The house in the picture was built out of bottles. Apparently this was a common practice out in the desert because I’ve seen several of them in different ghost towns. When you don’t have easy access to wood, you use what ever is around.