Americas Best Value Inn
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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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.
Ok, I've been slacking on this blog. Maybe that's why I'm called a "full-time slacker". Uggh.
Anyway, from Flagstaff we schlepped it all the way to Dateland where we stayed at the Oasis RV Resort for a week where we had been a couple of years before in our wanderings. Thought it would be fun to chill out and gather ourselves, but we didn't count on BOOOORRRING!!! It's actually a very nice park, well designed and maintained with ...
... developed and it became the place to be. As fertilizer from farming came in and it dries up, minerals become more concentrated, making it 30 % than the ocean. A rainstorm in 1977 destroyed most of them and left a few "ghostly looking towns" along the lake.
Another you can only find it in the US: a guy came here in 1967 ...
... continued toward the Salton Sea. The Salton Sea was once hoped to be a beach-like resort town in the middle of the desert, but it unfortunately never took off. Now that the water supply to it has been cut off, the Salton Sea will inevitably dry up within our lifetime so we thought it'd be cool to see while we were so close. The Salton Sea has a large issue with tilapia dying off in the thousands and thus has the most foul odor imaginable. I was lucky enough to snap a quick photo ...
... like barnacle casings that crunch when you walk on them. You have to be careful when walking on the shells because the ground is soft in spots from the decomposing material and your foot sinks into the goop; just ask Karen.
We saw some wildlife during our walk, a wild rabbit, and a road runner, beep-beep.
That evening, John and Bertha taught us a new card game called Continental, which is a lot of fun.
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