Knights Inn El Centro
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... a bag-packer. he came here by bus. now he lost all the money, can't go home with out somebody helping. my answer surely is yes.
Remember a few entries back I talked about the 'dream'? Well these next entries are going to add to it. Three quite different places, three unique dreams, three separate experiences and yet, somehow these three all speak to me as one thing. Salvation Mountain - Niland, Colorado Desert, Imperial County, California. Go out of Los Angeles and you soon find yourself in a wilderness...they say California is the one US State where you can surf the sea in the sunshine of the morning ...
... we went from below sea level, winding up to 7,500 feet through the Vallecito Mountains, and through the Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians (hah, you thought I made that up, didn't you....look it up on the map, fooooo) and through the Anza-Borrego Desert.
Oh man. Talk about a wild ride! And good thing this little Smarty car is reliable, otherwise it would have been a huge risk, with no one coming to rescue your stupid butt anytime in the ...
... 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.
... 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 (Mmmm... 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 ...