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Remember a few entries back I talked about the 'dream'? Well these next entries are going to add to it. Three quite different places, three unique dreams, three separate experiences and yet, somehow these three all speak to me as one thing. Salvation Mountain - Niland, Colorado Desert, Imperial County, California. Go out of Los Angeles and you soon find yourself in a wilderness...they say California is the one US State where you can surf the sea in the sunshine of the morning ...
We launched out of Rio Bend headed up S2, through Seely (a has been town if there ever was one) and out into Bureau of Land Management vastness. Got to Plaster City, where we thought we could get plastered, ha ha, but all that was there was a humongous gypsum/wallboard plant with acres and acres of warehouses full of this stuff and hundred of trucks loading up. Wow. Miles from anywhere. No housing or stores in sight so the commute must be brutal. ...
... and live, and occassionally turn totally touristy when it's warranted. Took off Tuesday with the intention of circumventing the Salton Sea, the largest lake in California. As you can imagine, the route is a little traveled, two-lane road but very interesting. We went up the east side of the lake, and stayed at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino which is an amazing vacation spot with great restaurants an amazing pool/hot tub, entertainment etc. We just ...
... who, coincidentally, quit their jobs at the refinery in Anacortes, came to Arizona and bought this place ("for something to do"). They have a nice pool, but that's about it. BUT we discovered, by accident, that this was General Patton's training headquarters, with thousands of solders bivouacked in the desert, training for the Africa campaign against Romell in, in, in, hum, '43 maybe. Interesting. Probably the right spot for this since ...
... took a lot of photos of pinyardas and produce, have a bit of a headache from the sun I think, its check out time now, we will make our way to the bus station and catch the bus to encilada. Cant get over the amount of police and ambulances here, must be a lot of trouble going on at the border. Well we made it to the bus station and there was a big riot! Lots of people and police every where, I started to get a bit concerned but what could one do anyways? ...