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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 ...
... the rest of our retirement....I think.
Next day we followed our GPS all over God's green earth to the Palm Springs tram which took us up the mountain to 8,500 feet. Made the Tufie all shaky but we had a great lunch up there (see pix). The gondola rotates a full 360 degrees twice on the ascent/descent so it's very cool. Kicked the Tufie out at the slots in the afternoon and went to the Air Museum where they've restored many of the planes of ...
... 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 ...