Best Western John Jay Inn
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... 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.
... than hell, there's nothing there but scrub brush, and it was probably intended to toughen them up. Can you say AWOL?
So, from there we went through Yuma, looked around, spit on the ground a couple of times, and beat it westward to stay at Rio Bend RV and Golf Resort. We stayed last year across the freeway at Sunbeam Lake, and remembered seeing this place, and it's better. Here we're parked for about 6 weeks so we explore a lot ...
Had a bit of an interrupted sleep from all the duff duffing from the nightclubs down the road, we set off down town to the local market, sensory overload! We ate some lunch but I'm a bit worried I will regret that! Lol wasn't the cleanest the cook was using an old scabby cloth to hold our tacos in, and I'm not sure how safe the meat was as I watched him get it out of a cupboard, not a fridge, not sure how long it had been sitting there for.. Really enjoyed ...
... to town on this subject. A sample: [R]eports that
are truthful are more useful than those that are not; reports based on
assumptions and predictions are not as reliable as reports based on
observations; mark-to-market reports are based on observations; other methods of
accounting are based on assumptions or untimely measures of investments (e.g.,
cost); ergo, MTM accounting is superior to other ...