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... for manipulating things for their own gain in the long run.
Joe Raffetto owns and runs California Overland Desert Excursion ("roughing it at its finest") and was there waiting to hear from a film crew to use his Military looking vehicle for a film shot. www.californiaoverlandcom, Originally from the east he settled there after a 6 week motorcycle trip around the country.
We launched out of Rio Bend headed up S2, through Seely (a has been town if there ever was one) and out into Bureau of Land Management vastness. Got to Plaster City, where we thought we could get plastered, ha ha, but all that was there was a humongous gypsum/wallboard plant with acres and acres of warehouses full of this stuff and hundred of trucks loading up. Wow. Miles from anywhere. No housing or stores in sight so the commute must be brutal. ...
... and live, and occassionally turn totally touristy when it's warranted. Took off Tuesday with the intention of circumventing the Salton Sea, the largest lake in California. As you can imagine, the route is a little traveled, two-lane road but very interesting. We went up the east side of the lake, and stayed at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino which is an amazing vacation spot with great restaurants an amazing pool/hot tub, entertainment etc. We just ...
... 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 ...
... Wikipedia said ;) Anyway, the Salton Sea is a shallow lake above the San Andreas fault line and formed in 1905 when the Colorado River flooded. It is 229 feet below sea level (yes, below) and has a salinity factor greater than the Pacific Ocean and is also the largest lake in ...