On 03-02-2011, I arrived in Niland. I had several weeks to kill before Terry arrives in San Diego. I decided to check out this place I saw on Google Maps called the Salton Sea. It is a body of ocean that was once part of the Pacific Ocean millions of years ago. It is too salty to support any life except maybe Tilapia. This area is in Niland, CA and it’s a desert like area east of Los Angeles area. It is located near a natural hot springs area. The water comes out of the ground at about 180 degrees and is cooled down by the water system at the park. They have six natural hot spring mineral baths for guests to use. You go in the tub and pull the plug and then it fills up with water at around 104 degrees. When you are done with your soak, you drain the tub and refill it for the next fish.

Oh and one night I drove two hours to visit Julianne n Jacela n Vanessa.

There was not much to do in Niland, but have beers at the American Legion and tour Slab City Salvation area. Oh and I met about thirty Canadians seems 75% of the parks guests are from Canada. My neighbors had a fridge outside full of Canadian beer and bottled water. Real nice folks those Canadians Eh!! .