Yermo, California: Ron Paul Revolution Mini-Mart (Gone) (Gone)

The Ron Paul Revolution Mini-Mart was a moment in time -- that moment apparently ended when the sign came down, but the desert convenience store still touts its free outdoor showers!

40 miles east of Barstow, north side of Mojave Freeway/I-15.
April 2012: sign is gone

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Ron Paul Revolution Mini-Mart

Tried to find this place on a recent trip out west. We followed the directions provided. Found a store, but no sign. If we were at the right place it appeared as though they recently changed their sign, as it looked fairly new.

[Melissa, 07/09/2011]

We last saw it in Dec. 2010. Is the Revolution over then??

Free Showers at Ron Paul's Revolution.

Ron Paul Revolution Market

The sign next to I-15 catches your eye if you're heading to or from Las Vegas: "Ron Paul Revolution" on a gigantic sign, towering over a small, blah-looking market.

My tip: If it's summertime, stop there. If it's anytime of the year and the ambient temperature is over 100 degrees, stop there. You will not be sorry.

There is an outdoor shower of cool, cascading, soft, fat raindrops of (did I mention "cool?") water. In the middle of the desert. You can use it. With your clothes on. Drive home cooled off.

[AetherNette, 08/14/2010]

The Ron Paul Free Shower Revolution. They should promote it like Wall Drug's Free Ice Water.

Ron Paul Revolution.

Ron Paul Revolution Mini-Mart

As the interstate traverses the Mojave Desert, occasional town-less exits offer solitary gas stations, which may or may not be in business. The Ron Paul Revolution Mini-Mart likely has a more official name, but you'd never know it from the big sign facing the highway, with the "evol" in Revolution styled to show it's really hippie-backwards "LOVE." We're two years too late for the Revolution, but the sign is still worth a look.

Within two minutes of our stop in the deserted dirt parking lot of the building with "MARKET" painted on the roof, about five SUVs pour off the highway. Their goal -- the rest rooms. The owner tells the desperate families that the bathrooms are for customers only, so she'd appreciate if they would buy something. Cream soda, mmmmm.

Aside from the sign, inside there are a few Ron Paul items, apparently from his 2008 Presidential campaign, including a signed t-shirt. These share space with John Wayne posters and musical instruments for when the Ron Paul Revolution Mini-Mart cuts loose.

[ Team, 06/03/2010]

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