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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.
... 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 ...
... 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.
... other things that, for us at least, doesn't make it very attractive. Give us full utilities, baby, and call us woooses all you want. Also gimme football, the news and the history channel.
I'm running out of room here, so I'll just give you pictures. There sure is a lot to do here and tomorrow we're going on a two day jaunt around Salton Sea, maybe stop in Mecca (sling several politically incorrect jokes here), so I'll write about that ...