Best Western John Jay Inn
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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.
... I could have spent 2 days there easy.
Went to the Shields Date Garden a "must see", according the local magazine, but should have included the words "for you tourist suckers". This area, as I've mention in my last blog is a huge date producing area. These date palms are not native to the US, but where brought here from the middle east at the turn of the 20th century. They take about 20 years to start producing and have to be pollinated ...
... 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.
... the life of me, I don't get it. It's all BLM land so you can camp out there as long as you want with all kinds of space and wilderness around you for FREE, and apparently they have huge rallies, swap meets, various celebrations, and I guess people come from all over the world for these events. But my question is the preverbal one - what the heck do you do for water, how/where do you unload full tanks, what is there to do out there and ...
... behind, the barren desert gradually morphed into the market of America, the Imperial Valley. Thanks to those engineers who created the Salton Sea, we have the All-American canal which channels the Colorado River water into this region. Irrigation has turned the once dry desert into a green landscape. – alfalfa, wheat, rice, spinach, onions, corn were growing on tracts of land miles long. No family farms here – just giant sections of land devoted to ...