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... CA177s to I-10w. Desert. We exited a few miles west onto Box Canyon Rd. I felt like a Tom Terrific cartoon when the road kept getting smaller and smaller. It seemed like it could turn into a dirt road but instead became a beautiful Box Canyon road opening at the other end to lush irrigated farm land and a 60 mile lake.
In Mecca, on the north shore, we intersected CA 111 and rode around ...
... of the Bible within his art, his shrine. But you cannot deny how very powerful it is or how the dream of one man, his determination to create from his dream, is moving. One has to see the installation to really understand the magnitude of what Leonard created. It is huge. Magnificent. It stands in a desert and it shines with colour. It vibrates with creativity. It really is a labour of love. This man's tribute to his God started with a dream. ...
... I could have spent 2 days there easy.
Went to the Shields Date Garden a "must see", according the local magazine, but should have included the words "for you tourist suckers". This area, as I've mention in my last blog is a huge date producing area. These date palms are not native to the US, but where brought here from the middle east at the turn of the 20th century. They take about 20 years to start producing and have to be pollinated ...
First, I forgot to mention that El Centro is the winter home of the Blue Angels. Every now and then we can see them flying in formation, presumably practicing, but man are they LOUD. We went by the Navy base, since I wanted to take a tour of the place, being an old Navy man myself, but the Tufie gave it a yawn so we didn't. Women.
So, the cool thing about this gypsy lifestyle is the ability to go out and see the country - the real country where ...
... 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 ...