Oh Lanna, our strange little Lanna, just hopping into vans and driving away into a desert wonderland. Dinosaurs, feral cats and run down buildings — Lanna makes the desert look so good. Read on for photos and Lanna's take on her road trip.
Mark and I went on a road trip to the Salton Sea to get away for the day.
I highly recommend a trip there soon if you like lowly populated, small, desolate, broken down, not up to era towns and open country roads.
There's dried up lake floors, art sculptures as back yards of uniquely put together trailer homes, untouched real life old time america and the small population of the most interestingly intimidating people that you don't want to stare at when you pass them by.
We went to two towns out of the many surrounding the biggest lake in California, the Salton Sea. Bombay beach was our first stop, a broken down town of trailer homes that were flooded in 76' and untouched, still a population of about 200 live there.
Got an ire feeling when the first thing I saw was "the hills have eyes" written on an abandoned house. But after driving around (wouldn't get out of the car at first) I fell in love and was so intrigued by this small community.
After that we went to Slab City, an abandoned area in the middle of the desert, where all you hear is complete silence, and for me, cats meowing for my cheese-its. Covered in all different types of art and uniquely decorated trailer homes built by the few locals, this is one of the most interesting places.
The Salton sea in my opinion is one of the most beautifully down right classic areas, a real eye opener. The lake being so big we only got half way, but we will soon go back to see what's on the other side.