Our Location: Truckhaven BLM, Salton City, CA
A wonderful night's sleep even with the bright moon light. Truly it was almost like being outside in the early morning, it was that bright. Perhaps one of these nights I'll take my camera out and take a few photos of the 'city' lights over by the Salton Sea area. Very colourful, almost like Christmas lights.
Looking out toward the Salton Sea and the mountains behind.
We had plans today to head north to Indian Wells for a visit with sister in law (Aunt) Janet, who's farm we stay at usually spring and fall before we leave Ontario. Buttercup Ridge is the name of the farm, I've mentioned it many times in this blog.
Can you see the snow on two different mountain tops in this photo? The snow covered mountain on the left is Big Bear and we can see that from Janet's back yard.
I'm not sure if that is sand or salt but it isn't snow on the side of the road. Since we are very near the Salton Sea which of course is sea water I'm not sure.
A street in Indio, California.
We left the Igloo about 9 AM and arrived about an hour later. We truly enjoy the drive with the dirty white sand/salt reminding us of snow, the snow capped peaks off in the distance, the trees loaded down with lemons and oranges, the palms swaying in the breeze and amazing greenery we can see as start getting into the urban areas.
Pretty, isn't it?
A wonderful visit with Janet, sitting outside on the edge of the golf course that runs behind the house, enjoying the company, warmth and views. We haven't seen Janet since we out here last winter. They were late coming home in the spring and we didn't stop stay this fall due to weather.
I know the colour looks off but from here on our side of the Salton Sea the mountains on the east which truly are an odd colour. The water also is an odd colour from our spot. The buildings below are Salton City. The white car is one of our neighbours.
I didn't walk INTO that wash but I was over there around it so I could see it up close.
Can you see all those different trails down there?
We went for lunch at Mexicali's, a wonderful little Mexican restaurant on Indio Blvd. It seems to be a tradition now, we've been doing for 3 years, so I think it's safe to assume we'll be visiting Mexicali's every year. The food is excellent and the folks very friendly. We have another date for dinner a week from today with Janet as Dennis will be back in Canada for a day or so. We had a great time today and are looking forward to dinner as well.
I walked down on that flat floor (which isn't really flat) on my way back to the Igloo.
Back home we both enjoyed what was left of the afternoon in our own way. Riley stayed at home and did whatever it is Riley does on her own and I headed out for a bit of a picture taking walk.
Oh what fun this one would be, a thrill at the top I'm certain!
This is a beautiful spot with some pretty amazing views and I don't have far to walk to see some more pretty amazing sights. I hope you enjoy the photos.
Right road, left road, wash, upper road, lower road? So many choices.
Do you think one could get lost down there?
Joy riding has a whole new meaning out here in the Badlands.
Dad called around 4:30 PM Pacific time just to chat. It's always nice to chat with Dad and I do it often as I'm sure you know. Sounds like bad weather is due in Ontario over the weekend but I'm not sure it will hit his area, more southern Ontario I think he said.
Lots of green out here as you can see.
So there you have it, our first full day here in the Salton City area. Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a message if you like.
Lots of choices to make, which road to take, which hill to climb, which direction to turn....
The Mountains, the Salton Sea and Salton City. (Those roof tops are Salton City)
Until next time... take care, be safe,
I think I need one of those! Haha.