Motel 6 El Centro
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... for manipulating things for their own gain in the long run.
Joe Raffetto owns and runs California Overland Desert Excursion ("roughing it at its finest") and was there waiting to hear from a film crew to use his Military looking vehicle for a film shot. www.californiaoverlandcom, Originally from the east he settled there after a 6 week motorcycle trip around the country.
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 launched out of Rio Bend headed up S2, through Seely (a has been town if there ever was one) and out into Bureau of Land Management vastness. Got to Plaster City, where we thought we could get plastered, ha ha, but all that was there was a humongous gypsum/wallboard plant with acres and acres of warehouses full of this stuff and hundred of trucks loading up. Wow. Miles from anywhere. No housing or stores in sight so the commute must be brutal. ...
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 ...
... 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 ...