date shakes

Every so often you stumble across one of those pleasant surprises that make your day. TheĀ Oasis Date GardensĀ at Thermal, California was one of those. I was on my way early one morning to the Salton Sea from Indio when I […]

salton sea — first impressions

About the last thing you’d expect to see in a hot, bone-dry place like the desert is a large body of water. If you didn’t know it was there, coming upon the Salton Sea would be quite a shock. Even […]

long live the wilderness

Ah, blessed wilderness. May it live forever. But why? What for? What good is wilderness? What do we need it for? Well, I can’t speak for anybody else. I wouldn’t even try if I could. I can only speak for […]