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Salt Creek Beach At The Salton Sea In California…

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Yesterday I drove the motorhome from Yuma, Arizona to Salt Creek Beach at the Salton Sea in California. I’ll depart here later this morning.

 

 

I spent last night at Sand Creek Beach Campground along the eastern shore of the Salton Sea. The X in the below Google earth image shows the location. California Highway 111 lies atop the San Andreas Fault…

 

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

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All of the photos in this blog posting were taken during my stay here in February, 2017…

 

 

 

 

I arrived at 4 PM and this was the view through the dinette window…

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Looking North…

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Looking South…

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Just after sunset…

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There was an almost full moon…

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This photo was shot at midnight using only moon light…

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At 6:30AM, Mount San Jacinto towering over Palm Springs is 50 miles away…

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There are lots of birds around…

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To see the other 15 photos that I took, click this link…

(click on any photo to make it larger)

https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273/album/AF1QipOgByzlb3kHXeZTtYVKJzvIAyaEgsYMulQCqdWo

 

To read about the Salton Sea Recreation Area, click this link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salton_Sea_State_Recreation_Area

 

 

Because it is kind of remote, this campground is very peaceful and quiet. A nice change after 2.5 months of city life.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is mostly cloudy and 71 degrees.

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

 

“Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.” –James Madison

 

 

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” —Mark Twain

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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DIAMOND CAVERNS RESORT

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We are at Diamond Caverns Resort, one of the most beautiful we’ve ever stayed in through the  Thousand Trails membership system. After the Corvette Museum, we pulled in late in the day, got set up, but didn’t have a chance to look around. Yesterday, I had a pile of paperwork to complete and mail. Returning from the post office in nearby Cave City, late in the day, we had a chance to look around.

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An old barn surrounded by mustard flower caught Jim’s eye and we stopped to take a picture.

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This big bull, I shot through the window. His harem was off in the distance on a hillside. We are near Mammouth Cave which is a National Park. It is common to find other caves in an area that has them.

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We took the opportunity to stop by the resort’s main building which is next to their golf course and is also the entrance to Diamond Caverns.  The cavern is part of that same system that created Mammouth millions of  years ago.

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Fronted by an irresistible formal garden, let the lens show you.

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Beautiful fountains, rocks and the lovely sound of water.

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Expert planning shows in the contrast of colors placed to excite the senses.

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At home, I have an iris about the color of this one. Since I’m missing them at home, I appreciate these the more.

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Honoring  many textures and leaf types.

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What a great soother after a hectic day.

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For a fee, children (adults, too) can dip the sluice boxes into the running flume water and find gemstones to take home. Cooling and clever.

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Inside the lobby, a natural stone fireplace enhanced by two parentheses geodes; beautiful wooden surfaces throughout the building.

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The picture above the fireplace is of the inside of Diamond Cavern, carefully lined with paved walkways and strung with lights,  that customers may see the beauty and color of the formations, like the ribbon of bacon top right.

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All types of gemstones, geodes, and fossils both polished and natural are sold in the gift shop. The collection is of huge examples, rather than put in your pocket samples.

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The campground part of the resort is about a half-mile distant from the resort building. It has a mini golf course.

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Kids play land.

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Welcoming rockers sit on the porch, with a bench swing, tables and lounge chairs.

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Inside is a nicely comported gym, spa, library, internet room, television and recreation hall. Outside a swimming pool, which is getting prepped to open for Memorial Day Weekend. Nice spot to spend a couple weeks, but our time will be short as we push for Connecticut for June graduation.

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