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... side of the lake. We made good time and it was about lunch time.
I stopped in Bombay Beach at the Ski Inn Bar and Grill for a cold one and sustenance. Wendell and Jenny are the owners, great people. It seems the area was a destination water sport and fishing mecca at one time and around 20 years ago agriculture folks began buying up and closing the marinas and camp grounds. Then the State ...
... of the Bible within his art, his shrine. But you cannot deny how very powerful it is or how the dream of one man, his determination to create from his dream, is moving. One has to see the installation to really understand the magnitude of what Leonard created. It is huge. Magnificent. It stands in a desert and it shines with colour. It vibrates with creativity. It really is a labour of love. This man's tribute to his God started with a dream. ...
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.
... 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 ...