The wind is back! I had to get up in the middle of the night to bring all the awnings in. This is boring, boring!!! And it was such a beautiful evening last night. Anyway, Gaetan came over and we had pancakes for breakfast. We drove to the Salton Sea to visit “SLAB CITY”, approx 1.5 hour from here. Half the drive was interesting but the other half was bring due to the flatness and desert look of the area. We stopped in NILAND for lunch and had a few chuckles at the expense of a few “characters” in the place. We drove to Slab City which gets its name from an old army base that uses to be here and the cement bases to the houses are still here and now serve as patio or whatever to whomever stays here. It is full of hippies and “artists”. There are also a lot of regular people staying here and families. We also visited “Salvation Mountain” designed and built by an eccentric man who lives in San Diego but spends his winters here working on the hill. It is made of bale of hay and old wood and trees already in place. It is dedicated to God and Jesus and full of colors; You have to see the pictures to appreciate it as no words can describe this place.We came back home and got here in time for HH. For dinner, Val made Italian spaghetti then Dave and Louise showed up and we had a nice visit. Gaetan went home by 9:30 pm and we were in bed soon after. The wind is still blowing strong.
14*C @ 8 am and NO WIND; 23*C in PM and STRONG WINDS!!!
I got up this morning and it was CALM but now at 9 am, we have a light breeze which eventually turned into the usual strong Westerly wind. Gaetan came over around 9 am and we went to the local restaurant for breakfast with Dave & Louise and Jim & Dot. Afterwards we came home and sat around to enjoy the last few hours we have with him. Gaetan and I drove to town to pick up some wine for him to take home and batteries for me. From here, we went to our storage and got the rest of the stuff that’s left there then came home and enjoyed our last few hours together. Gaetan left at 4 pm for Los Angeles to return his rented car and book into his hotel. His airplane leaves at 6:45 am, tomorrow!
We went to Agua Caliente Casino in Palm desert for dinner with Dave & Louise and Jim & Dot. It was very good and afterwards we played some slots and ended up winning a total of $65.10 which was pretty good for $1 investment. We came home and called it a day after watching “Blacklist”. Got a text from Gaetan that he made safe and sound and is now in his hotel.