I took part in the bus trip this weekend on the dorm’s new bus. Our route went first to the Palomar observatory, to see the telescope and grounds, and to take the bus up the mountain. From there we traveled down to the Salton sea, a large artificial lake with no inlet or outlet near the border. At the south end of the sea is the town of niland, and a couple miles from there is Slab City. There’s a long history to the community, which started as a military base and now is ‘the last free place on earth’.
We stayed there overnight in the bus, and then headed back for a noon return the second day.