Wildflower super blooms in the desert occur only about once per decade on average. The last super bloom occurred in 2017 and neither Debra nor I were able to experience it. We were thrilled to learn that another super bloom was underway this spring and promptly drove from the Gulf Coast of Texas to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California once we finished with the van rebuild project.
The Salton Sea is one of the largest inland seas in the world, and its existence is entirely an accident. While historical records suggest that the sea may have naturally filled and drained repeatedly in the past as the Colorado River shifted course, the sea did not exist at the turn of the last century.
The hub of activity in Shoshone, California is The Crowbar Cafe & Saloon. The Crowbar serves as watering hole, restaurant, gathering place, and museum.