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- Come back finally,drive 244.7 miles. drive 3 hr and 56 mines. fill out the gas, ready to go to San Diego.
- At the gas station, one person tell me he lost his wallet and all the money. he is asking me to take him back to San Diego. because ...
... 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 ...
... climbing up those things the height of the new Freedom Tower, or looks like it. Interesting video on the sex life of these palms.
We've run out of new and interesting route here, so we came back Rt 111, which we did before then branched of 86, which we hadn't been on before. Saw the Spreckles Sugar Refinery - HOLY **** - the third largest refinery in the world and largest in the US. There's over 500,000 acres of sugar beets planted around here.
... McEntire, darn it.
Anyway, this lake was created by accident. In 1900 the California Development Company began construction of irrigation canals to divert water from the Colorado River into the "Salton Sink", a dry lake bed. Worked great and farmers had a very fertile valley....for awhile, haha. The canal filled with silt within two years, so engineers dug more canals (sort of on my principle that what's worth doing is worth OVERdoing, more yuks). ...
... 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 ...