This Old House

We spent very little time in Spike’s home town (Snoopy’s brother was from here) in Needles, California. The erosion of jobs, the relentless heat of summer and the remoteness has caused no small amount of decay here. The torn curtains, broken and barricaded windows and missing trim of this abandoned house are a microcosm of how much of the town appeared to us. The railroad and seekers of the history of Route 66 still keeps Needles alive, but barely.