Friday, January 23, 2015

Palm Springs - Jan 20-23, 2015

We stayed at the Indio Elks Lodge RV Park.  Indio is about 30 miles from Palm Springs, so it was a good location to explore the area.  Palm Springs and the surrounding communities are all quite beautiful.  Some of the other areas like Salton Sea and Slab City stand in sharp contrast to Palm Springs.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.  The Tram Cars are 18 feet in diameter and hold up to 80 passengers.  The floor also makes two complete rotations on the 2+ mile journey up the mountain.

One of the overlooks at the top of the Tram

We had a great visit with my Uncle Lee and Aunt Phyllis.  They are staying in Cathedral City for the winter, and will return to Michigan in the summer.  It was so nice to see them again.

Elks Lodge RVs in Indio
This is a shrine at the entrance to Slab City.  The guy that built it  calls it Salvation Mountain.

Inside Salvation Mountain, he created numerous rooms with very unusual decor

One of the campsites in Slab City 

The Salton Sea.  It's about 35 miles long by 15 miles wide.  Back in the 50s and 60s it was quite popular with Boaters and Campers.   But now, the water has become too salty...causing large algae blooms and increased bacteria.

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