Day Trip, Hundreds of pics, had a lunch, had bad stomach cramps, got home and down a few brews...

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  1. pheelios

    pheelios Well-Known Member VIP

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    Last minute planned trip, sort of figure it out as you go...

    The first stop was at the Salton Sea, I haven't been there since the early 80's. It stunk to high heaven and my truck became infested with flies since I didn't have my window's rolled up.
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    The Anza Borrego Desert was gorgeous.
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    The Sculptures were fascinating, I have many pics of these iron beasts.
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    Didn't see any off road action but there were plenty of desert plants.
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    Heading in to Cleveland National Forest it was like someone turned on the lights. We went from dry, arid desert, to beautiful green foliage and trees everywhere. There were even a few streams.
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    Cuymaca Lake was awesome, super clean and all kinds of folks having fun on the water, swimming, boating and fishing.
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    Julian is a special place, visit there if you get a chance.
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    Had lunch in Descanso Junction, the place opened for business in 1938!
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    Hit Hwy 8 in San Diego for the trip homeward...
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    The weather started to drop in Alpine, we hit 76 degrees there.
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    Took a short cut to Interstate 15 via the 76 to save on the drive time home.
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    Passed through Fallbrook the Avocado Farms were in full production mode.
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    Then went back home. :hat:

    Went to The Salton Sea, Borrego Springs, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Ocotillo Wells, Cleveland National Forest, Cuyamaca Lake, Julian (again), Descanso, San Diego, Alpine, San Luis Rey and Fallbrook. Hell I almost went to Mexico. Before heading home. We had a high temperature in The Anza Borrega Desert of 135 degrees.

    I'm going to organize the pics I took until I pass out tonight then I'll post the pics that I took when I wake back up. Whenever that is.

    There were trees, and clouds, beautiful skylines and lots of sand, and birds, and fish, and lizards, and metal statues of desert animals, historical landmarks going back to 1858, lakes and wild turkeys. I had a Venti Cafe Mocha from Starbucks on the way then I snacked on dried fruits all along the way. We stopped at a diner in Descanso that was first opened in 1938 and had dinner there. The food was delicious, and the waitress was super kind and friendly, I think she was Scandinavian. It didn't register to me at the time that some of the fruit I ate throughout the day were in fact prunes.

    Left at 8 am got home around 8 30 pm.
    Hit the toilet.
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    Thanks Freds, for the tip on the edit. :up:
     
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    o_O
     
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    Did you stop for any explosive diahahareaha episodes? :smile:
     
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    U had an adventure while Tony Stewart was running down a 17yr old and killing him.

    I hope U enjoyed ur day o_O
     
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    If you didn't have the Wet Feces, you could have stopped by and said hey. :hw:
     
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    Good stuff phee

    Pics?
     
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    I saw a 50s Sci Fi movie once about giant snails that live in The Salton Sea.
     
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    I was Thinking about that while I was down there. I was looking for heavy smoke in the air.

    yeah, coming right up.
    I don't even think the giant snails could survive there now. I honestly don't know how some people can live there so close to that putrid body of water. Not only is the water filthy, salty and smelly, but the flies are horrific!
     
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    I'm going to start posting the pics now. I may not finish them all today. I also have another batch being sent to me that I wont be able to edit until tomorrow night. :hat:
     
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    First location was The Salton Sea...

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    I couldn't wait to get away from the smell in the air. I took 15 minutes of driving with the sunroof open and all of the windows down to get rid of the hundreds of flies that invaded my truck. :facepalm:


    If anyone here knows the names of the animals and plant life in any of these pics I'm posting please by all means add what you know. If you know names of these locations or would like to add any pertinent info, that's welcome too.:hat:
     
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    He was 20.
     
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    Stomach craps are the worst.
     
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    Left the Salton Sea and headed to the Anza Borrego Desert to see some sights...

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    I believe these are called Ocatillo's? This one i dead. When we leave the desert and head towards The Cleveland National Forest I will post some that are alive and green.

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    You lost me at flies. :coffee:
     
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    I used to go to Ocotillo Wells years ago..Badass place
     
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    Man they cleaned that place up
     
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    More desert life on the road to the metal sculptures...

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    this is not the "Alpine" you passed by. this is the San Bernadino Mountains.

    carry on. :hat:
     
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    These metal sculptures are all over the desert, I passed by a ranch in Julian where they are made. There are hundreds of them. You can buy some if you want to.

    This is what the temperature read when we arrived at the sculptures.
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