Goodbye, Motel 6. Hello, Salton Sea.
I have always been curious about Salton Sea -- you can't miss the huge blue spot on the map -- but never ventured far enough off the freeway to stop . More acurately, I was always in a big fat hurry to get from point A to point B.
But no more rushing past scenic places! I may feel best when I'm in motion, but I also recognize that life is short. And a 20 mile detour to visit California's largest lake was one of my more inspired decisions during this road trip. (Remember, it was a similar detour to Oregon's Crater Lake that led me to meet Marcus. Read more about that here.)
The dogs -- "Team Terrier" -- loved Salton Sea too. They made me laugh as they rolled in the salty sand. (No matter that it's probably toxic. Sigh.)