When travelling the Old Mojave Road, there is a tradition to pick and carry a rock, and carry the rock to the Travelers Monument. The monument is located about half way along the Old Mojave Road, just south of the town of Baker in the dry soda lake.
Prior to our trip, my son took great time choosing the rock that we would contribute to the monument. There were at least three re-picks for him to find the perfect stone. Throughout our travels on that day, he took great delight in watching the stone which was on the floor below his feet. It was a long day of waiting for him.