Saturday, January 5, 2013

Okay, So I'm a Little Bit Behind on the Blog....


While parked at the Red Earth Casino, we went down to see the Salton Sea. The sea was formed by a massive flood of the Colorado River in 1905.


If you've ever wanted waterfront property at a reasonable price, this seems to be the place. I don't understand why no one has grabbed this one up. There is sometimes a bad smell here, but nothing today.


Beautiful birds all over the place!


I don't really know the whole story, but obviously there was some kind of catastrophic event since the formation of the sea.


The tiny community of Salton Sea Beach was all decked out for Christmas.


And look - another Christmas Parade! (Someday, I WILL catch up...)


This place is so small, they don't have a real mayor, just an honorary one.


Everyone and everything was dressed up for the holidays -


Even the sheriff's boat.


Finally, Santa and Mrs. Claus!

8 comments:

Jim and Sandie said...

We didn't have the smell when we were there either, but I guess it can really get bad at times. So where are you now?

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Did you make an offer on that boat? I don't think it would strain you budget too much if you bought it. Of course, the back half might be hard to find and cost more.

Glad to see you're still having fun, who cares if the blog is a little behind?

longdog2 said...

Better late than never. You were missed.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

I read a really interesting park ranger's view of the Salton Sea, including history and problems. The rangers go out regularly to pick up dead birds to keep the bacteria count lowerand the malodorous smells down. God forbid that budget ever gets cut!

Happy 2013!

Sondra said...

I didnt know that the Salton Sea was formed by a flood! Very interesting!

Diana said...

Sandie, I'm back in Indio because tomorrow is Hat Day at the Polo Grounds. I'll be back in AJ around Feb 18 - hope to see you then at Superstion Skies.

Jill said...

Missed your daily posts, but as usual your pictures are beautiful and entertaining too! Glad to hear you were enjoying yourself.

Barbara and Ron said...

Cute parade.