Hotel Mision Santa Maria
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Hit the road early today and headed south. Made pretty good time. Miles and miles of orchards, groves, farm fields and dry hills. But at least we had good weather for driving, dry and somewhat overcast.
Doing real well to get around LA until we hit construction on I-10. ...
... our Sturgis fundraising even. Tickets can be purchased on the web site under the Sturgis Buffalo Chip tab. The event starts at 6pm August 7th at the Cross Roads Tent and includes a light dinner lots of fun and a Def Leppard Concert. Please Donate, Register to raise $2000 as a Road Captain or Road Warrior, or buy tickets to our event in Sturgis. www.theoneride.net Thanks.
Chuck and Ziggy
... I could have spent 2 days there easy.
Went to the Shields Date Garden a "must see", according the local magazine, but should have included the words "for you tourist suckers". This area, as I've mention in my last blog is a huge date producing area. These date palms are not native to the US, but where brought here from the middle east at the turn of the 20th century. They take about 20 years to start producing and have to be pollinated ...
... 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 ...