We had another early start to the day today...I think we have decided to stick with it because of the time change coming up this Sunday. After our usual start to the day, we decided to do our resistance exercises...it's been a while! After breakfast and showers, we were ready to go...today we are heading back south a bit to Niland to see Slab City, located a few miles to the east.
Such a beautiful day today...and no wind! The mountains are beautiful!
I was expecting to see lots of dilapidated RV's and structures but I wasn't expecting this...
Salvation Mountain is Leonard's tribute to God and his gift to the world with its simple yet powerful message: "God Is Love."Leonard's passion has lovingly created this brilliant "outsider art " masterpiece resplendent with not only biblical and religious scripture
such as the Lord's Prayer, John 3:16, and the Sinner's Prayer, but also including flowers, trees, waterfalls, suns, bluebirds, and many other fascinating and colorful objects. Salvation Mountain must be seen to be fully appreciated as those who have made the journey will attest. Its 50 foot height and 150 foot breadth is made totally of local adobe clay and donated paint and is truly unique in the United States and probably the world.
Well....that was quite the place! It was even deemed a National Folk Art Site in 2000. We continued on into Slab City...I snapped lots of pictures.
We sat out there until happy hour (yes...well...we had 2 "dry" days LOL) and then as the sun got lower in the sky moved the chairs around to the front...
We headed inside...to get away from the annoying black flies, besides I needed to download all of the pictures from today so that Steve could edit them. I'd like to try to get this blog post done tonight since we are leaving early in the morning.
We had a beautiful sunset tonight as we grilled burgers for dinner...
Well, he got the pictures done but the blog will have to wait until the morning...we have a campfire to go to! We joined Chris and Dee at their fire for about an hour or so. Very nice meeting you both, perhaps our paths will cross again. Thanks for the campfire!