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... a bag-packer. he came here by bus. now he lost all the money, can't go home with out somebody helping. my answer surely is yes.
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. ...
... the same time they had a historic rainfall and snowmelt that caused the colorado River to swell, overrunning the set of head gates of the Alamo Canal, breached the Imperial Valley dike, so that the entire volume of the Colorado River ran unchecked for two years while they figured out what to do. Doooweeee! It submerged the town of Salton, a Sourthern Pacific Railroad and Torres-Martinez Native American land, probably on the notion that if we can't steal the ...
... sign in the window that read: "Sentinel, AZ middle of nowhere. Longest continuously running gas station in U.S., population 'about 12'". The sign also referenced that the next door building was a depot built in 1883 - and upon second look, it was indeed a depot, in the middle of nothing. Figure that.
Travis led us on a drive through the downtown Yuma to see some of the places the he and Adrienne visit. We didn't spend much time, just a quick drive through before heading ...