Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Slab City Tanks

On my final day at the Slabs I woke up early to venture out to the tanks, which are the old water storage tanks for the military base. They are said to have been painted by one man over the course of a few winters. Here is a few pictures of my hike out to the Tanks.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Salton Sea

While at the Slabs decided to take a short trip to see the Salton Sea. Reviewing google maps it appeared that Niland County Park, and Marina was a mere 14 miles up the road. I immediately envisioned bikini's, boat's, and beaches. Half an hour later we had arrived! It was not exactly what I visioned. Candy, me, and a bunch of seagulls were the souls in the area. Still a very interesting area though. Heres a few pics..

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Slab City more Pictures

Here's a few more pics of some of the sites out at Slab City. I'm headed back to Arizona to see the family, probably already there by the time you read this, but will get some pics up of my visit to the Salton Sea.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Slab City

 Slab City the is known to some as "The last Free place in America! 640 acres of free land that was once an old military base, now handed back to the state of California with no restrictions on the deed. There is no form of government, no police, no water, no electric, no services whatsoever. Yet you can come stay here as long as you want, even build a house if you wish, and never have to pay property taxes

 When I first pulled into the Slabs my first thought was to turn around, and get the heck outta dodge, but I decided to explore a bit. After driving around for a half hour getting a feel for the place, it appeared that I had found the good part town, so I parked the Turtle.

 Walking around a bit looking for my ideal camp spot, that's when I heard a voice shout out "Can I help you?" I approached the women who invited me into her motor home, and introduced herself as Donna. She pointed to the area  bombs get dropped. Told me about the various clubs, where the stage was, skate park, and much more. (Still gathering pictures of all those, so Ill save them for a later post.) After the long introduction to the city I continued my search.

 Eventually I found my spot on the edge of town across a wash, with a few neighbors, always did enjoy the country. Here is a few pics of some of the dwellings in the area occupied by retirees, hippies, artists, conspiracy theorists, and all other walks of life.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Salvation Mountain Slab City, CA

Hopefully the above picture doesn't make you squint to much. I am still exploring the Slabs will be getting pictures up shortly. Salvation mountain is located at the entrance to the Slabs, this place is amazing, as I walked around exploring I cant help but say wow, and I heard several others saying the same as well. Regardless of what your religious beliefs, it is definitely a site to be seen. Leonard can no longer work on his vision, due to health reason's. Here's some more pics....

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Imperial Sand Dunes California

 My journey to the Slabs got kicked into overdrive, after the security department at my previous local gave all the other Rvers, and I an ultimatum. Either we spend money at the Casino, and prove it by getting a players club card, or leave within the next 48hrs. If you did not abide there notice. You would be punished FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW! Seems there plan to make an extra buck through scare tactics turned out to be a failure as most patronizing Rvers left anyway.

Anyways on my Slabs I drove through the Imperial sand dunes in southeast California. These dunes are 40 miles long, and 5 miles wide, and a heaven for off-road enthusiasts. They believe to be created by the eastern shore of ancient Lake Cahuilla, which is thought to be over 100 miles long, 35 miles wide, and 300 ft deep, the lake was fed by the Colorado River. Eventually the Colorado changed its course, and by the 1600's this ancient lake had dried up. Now 400 years later, as I type this I am sitting 230 ft below sea level, where this ancient lake would have been. Crazy how things change? Here's a few pictures of the dunes.....

Despite making a great, Home, Office, and Vehicle. The Turtle  did not make a good dune machine he sunk rather quickly with a lil tire spinnage, but with the petal to the metal I managed to make it back to the asphalt. Finally made it to Slab City. Pretty cool area I'll be writing some post soon.
Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Trike Man!

Name changed to protect the innocent. When I met Stan three years ago sitting around a campfire he told us tales of his motorcycle travels, how he lived under a bridge, and his dreams of building a gas powered trike out of old bicycles to travel country. Silently I questioned such a dream mainly because it was being told after consuming several cold water sandwiches, the fish always seems to get bigger under such circumstances.

Friday, February 1, 2013


Still enjoying some time in Yuma. The Mud is almost dried up, although Candy still manages to come home with dirty paws. Will be here for a few more days taking care of some domestic duties. Here's a few pics of a Sunrise I caught a few days ago, and a few quotes.

"There are two ways to be rich: One is by Acquiring much , and the other is by desiring little."
                                                                                                                   Jackie French Koller 

"Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from."
                                                                                                                                                                     Seth Godin

"If a man walks into the woods for love of them half each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen."
                                                                                          Henry David Thoreau

"When you judge another, you do not define them, you define  yourself"
                                                                                                                    Dr. Wayne Dyer

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