Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New Years Resolution #2: Run Don't Walk Away From Crazy People

No more tantrums (sung to the tune of "No More Drama" By Mary J. Blige)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Date Shakes. Take It Easy

Date were introduced into California by the Spaniards in 1765. The medjool date palm variety was first imported into the USA from the Bou Denib Oasis in Morocco in 1927. Date shakes are not as good as they sound but at the corner store in Westmoreland it's pretty much all you can buy when you are starving from only having beer for breakfast. You will need the nourishment for the long wait at the border check point on the road to Mexicali.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A Jew And A Lesbian Walk Into A Bar....

If you are going to get hammered on cheap beer at 11:30 am in Bombay Beach on the Salton Sea with a pack of misfit septuagenarians this is the place to do it. Watch out for the old dude with the face tattoos who gets handsy when George Jones comes on the jukebox.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The High Desert Ain't For Everybody, Only The Sexy People

Pioneertown on route 62 in Yucca Valley was built in the 1940s as a western movie set. Roy Rogers was one of the original developers and Gene Autry shot his televisions show there. It's really chilly so being a coat or two. Pappy & Harriets is a nice place for a beer if you need to warm up a bit.

Monday, January 5, 2015

God Bless John Wayne

Salvation Mountain in Imperial County near Niland California is the life work of a wacky dude who was really into jesus. Leonard King died in 2014 but his obsession with one particular bible verse lives on through the excessive use of old lead paint and crumbling concrete. We only stayed for a short visit because we had to pee and it made us uncomfortable. 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Is That A Creationist Dinosaur In Your Pants Or Are You Just Glad To See Me?

Claude Bell build these giant dinosaur statues in the 1958 to attract people to his Wheel Inn Cafe in Cabezon California. It was sold in the 1990s to a creationist group who believe that dinosaurs were created on Earth about 6000 years ago the same day as Adam and Eve. The cafe is now long closed and the gift shop located in the tail of the brontosaurus sells creepy kids games.