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Today we, Ziggy and I, felt like we could die if this bike broke down or ran out of gas. I had a full tank, 180 miles, and I truly thought we could run out of gas. Fortunately there was a small gas station where US 95s hits CA 62w. 87 octane never looked so good. We rode 170 miles of desert. The heat never really materialized and we rode in 85 degree heat with hazy sunshine or thin cloud cover. CA ...
... of the Bible within his art, his shrine. But you cannot deny how very powerful it is or how the dream of one man, his determination to create from his dream, is moving. One has to see the installation to really understand the magnitude of what Leonard created. It is huge. Magnificent. It stands in a desert and it shines with colour. It vibrates with creativity. It really is a labour of love. This man's tribute to his God started with a dream. ...
... Road is ****** in some places, worse thant Baja Peninsula, for crying' out loud. Went through the Box Canyon where the Mormon pioneers squeezed their wagons through - it's hard to believe they could survive that trip, but maybe that's why they're prosperous and flourishing.
Went though the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indian Tribes land, through Dripping Springs (yikes!) and stumbled on a state park with hot springs, ...
... 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 ...