Holiday Inn Express Calexico
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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 ...
... but what the heck would you do out here in nowheresville? Plus there's no where you can buy wine, so screw that. Beautiful though. So after a couple of hours of winding up, down, around, hairpin turns, death defying dropoffs, tortuous inclines/declines it flattened out and got us to the yuppie town of Palm Springs where we stayed for a couple of days at the Agua Caliente Resort and Casio. Very upscale and the Head Gambler loved the slots there, ...
... 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). ...
... 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 ...
... of classic paraphernalia.
There were also giveaways galore ford scanner.
Google handed out sunglasses. American Crossroads dispersed Twix bars. Those
that signed up for an e-mail list ended up entitled to some Team Boehner beer
koozie. Someone handed out Tebow for President decals. I like Chuck Norris! I
just adore him! gushed a lady clutching a card inscribed with the encounter from
the septuagenarian conservative ...