Super 8 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.
... climbing up those things the height of the new Freedom Tower, or looks like it. Interesting video on the sex life of these palms.
We've run out of new and interesting route here, so we came back Rt 111, which we did before then branched of 86, which we hadn't been on before. Saw the Spreckles Sugar Refinery - HOLY **** - the third largest refinery in the world and largest in the US. There's over 500,000 acres of sugar beets planted around here.
... 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 ...
... sign in the window that read: "Sentinel, AZ middle of nowhere. Longest continuously running gas station in U.S., population 'about 12'". The sign also referenced that the next door building was a depot built in 1883 - and upon second look, it was indeed a depot, in the middle of nothing. Figure that.
Travis led us on a drive through the downtown Yuma to see some of the places the he and Adrienne visit. We didn't spend much time, just a quick drive through before heading ...