Travel Blogs from Imperial
... War II. On March 5, 1946, it's operations ceased, and the buildings were removed and sold. By 1961, the base had been completely dismantled and abandoned. Only the cement foundations of buildings remained, thus providing a convenient name for the area, Slab City. Soon afterwards, RV campers began to occupy the area during winter months to take advantage of the rent-free parking. Attendance steadily grew over the years, and now thousands of visitors return ...
... not give you the right to not take care of the land here. In riding around this place called Slab City you see a lot of trash just tossed around. There is a disposal area about a mile away but so many people choose not to use it, down the road they will close this place because of these reasons and you can't blame them.
As you can see there are some amazing sunsets here at the Slabs!
Jim and Kathy
... and saw senioritas dancing girls and sipped a couple of beer. A good day!!!
Yesterday we drove to Niland and saw Salvation Mountain. Amazing when you see the photos. This "painted" mountain has been a work in progress for 30 years. Has been written about in National Geographic, Rilpey’s Believe It Or Not and on the Discovery Channel. Leonard Knight has been working on it all that time. Built out of sand dunes, old tires, bales of hay, ...
... you up. No chance here. You are fully, completely and totally on your own. Other un-burning man like things include:
- It is free – did I mention that already?
- You don’t have to dress up, well I suppose you could
- There is no entertainment (unless you count cribbage and cards)
- You can bring your dog
- It is year round – like now, in ...
... with her stall at the communal flea market selling used books. Chris charmed the people of the Slabs, much like he seemed to charm everyone else he met during his journey. He catches the eye of a perky, 17 year-old by the name of Tracy, but Chris is not interested at all. He then decides that it's time to get moving again, so Jan gives him a ride to the Salton City Post Office. ...