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... for manipulating things for their own gain in the long run.
Joe Raffetto owns and runs California Overland Desert Excursion ("roughing it at its finest") and was there waiting to hear from a film crew to use his Military looking vehicle for a film shot. www.californiaoverlandcom, Originally from the east he settled there after a 6 week motorcycle trip around the country.
... the mountains in the afternoon. It is diverse...sun, sea, desert, mountains. On my trip out to the deserts and national parks, we stopped at Salvation Mountain. This place is made from adobe, straw and gallons of paint and was the dream of a man called Leonard Knight. An ordinary bloke, he decided to create his shrine to God in the wilderness - a tribute with a simple message 'God is Love'. Now, you don't have to believe in Leonard's God. Nor do you have to believe in ...
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. ...
... native Americans, flood it. Maybe not.
But that created the urgent need for a dam, which created the Hoover Dam in Black Canyon. The Salton Sea became a resort area with upscale communities springing up on its edges, but as the sea has no natural influx, it has receded over the decades, leaving it briny, unfit for fish or anything else, and the towns virtually abandoned. Interesting to see them, but pitiful just the same.
So, here's some pix.
Ok, I've been slacking on this blog. Maybe that's why I'm called a "full-time slacker". Uggh.
Anyway, from Flagstaff we schlepped it all the way to Dateland where we stayed at the Oasis RV Resort for a week where we had been a couple of years before in our wanderings. Thought it would be fun to chill out and gather ourselves, but we didn't count on BOOOORRRING!!! It's actually a very nice park, well designed and maintained with ...