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... 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 ...
... it. -When we arrived at host it was scorchingly sunny and 108 degrees. Burnin'. -Ate fresh fruit and Gatorade -Shower at the local pool -Called friends and family and bike shops -Dinner time! My plate was so green. We haven't seen greens like this since North Carolina. Delicious. -Bike & Build presentation -Grant proposals part II -Chatting with Leash and Kim on the alter -5 for 5 with Breeze ...
... on the road.
We reached Travis' house on the El Centro Naval Base well after sunset - Adrienne and Garrett were there waiting for us with some homemade spaghetti and apple pie (my favorite desert).
The kids spent the night with their cousins in Travis' house. Travis booked a room on the base lodging which consisted of some mobile homes - one for Laneshia and I and another for my parents and Shaunette. These were some nice places to lay our head after a long day. Good ...
... Plaster City and Seeley. Ocotillo is at sea level. The temperature increased considerably. It was at this point I stopped riding in the 96 degree temp. The distance between Pine Valley and El Centro is about 65 miles and I rode at least 30!!!!
We are staying at the Clarion in El Centro and the internet is very slow. I'll add photos when we have a faster ...