Salton Sea

Call us crazy to leave a warm breezy summer day along the coast and head 3 hours east to what I’d say would be the equivalent to Satan’s armpit. A comfortable 22°C to a scorching desert heat of 44°C, yeah, that was nuts guys! We had out-of-town visitors this past week so anything and everything out of the norm was on the agenda and this trip to the Salton Sea definitely fit the bill.

On our way there and the caramelized onion pizza crust salad at Wynola’s Wood-Fired Pizza Express in Julian, CA was very tasty, so much so I’m gonna try to recreate this dish at home this summer.

“A disaster created the inland sea, Mother Nature brought her to her knees”

A sleepy town full of derelict buildings

and all there was were dead fish and bones on shore

and dead fish floating in the water too

nothing to do and someone made a heart

Then there’s the self-proclaimed “last free place on earth”, Salvation Mountain near the Salton Sea in Niland, CA

and one lonely cat trying to stay cool in the shade

and “GOD NEVER FAILS” with the smoke of a roaring fire burning down a field in the distance.

All Jésus’d out for the day and we’ve been warned.

Back at home with some heat headaches now. Good thing there are some Canadians in da house bearing gifts as there’s nothing a little Old Dutch potato chips won’t cure, my favorite. Old Dutch is Canada’s potato chip. I grew up 5 blocks from the Old Dutch factory in Winnipeg, fresh air was fried potatoes air, ketchup and dill pickle..you can’t beat it.

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