Thursday, April 26, 2012

Winter In Slab City

When the temperatures start to dip in the winter time, my thoughts turn to the warm, dry heat of the southern California deserts.  This year I wintered over in the famous (or infamous) Slab City, just east of Niland, CA on the eastern side of the Salton Sea.  There is plenty of room for everyone and "Snowbirds" from cold, snowy states arrive to stretch their feathers and enjoy days in the 70's and 80's.  The area has several club houses, a church, two music venues, an internet cafe, a library, pet cemetary and a couple of "restaurants", though I wasn't brave enough to dine in one.  Here are a few pictures from the area.

Yuma Proving Grounds

As you leave Yuma, AZ heading north on I95 toward Quartzite, the Yuma Proving Grounds will be on your left and offer a nice rest stop with tanks and guns from earlier wars.  All the photos in this post were process with nothing more than Picasa 3 (a Google product that is completely free to use).  The photos speak for themselves.