sometimes you don’t have to go far to feel far away. so last weekend when our house was being fumigated (ah, termite tenting, the joys of homeownership), we decided to escape to the desert for a little adventure. you might remember my post about Salvation Mountain (which happened to be the only new post on my blog for about nine months. oops.), well it turns out there’s even more to do in the middle of nowhere than we thought. i give you bombay beach, aka, the coolest little ghost town on the block. i mean it’s not really a block, per se, but just go with it.
bombay beach sits on the coast of the salton sea, an accidental, man-made, salt-water lake in the middle of the coachella valley. in its prime, celebrities flocked to its sandy shores for sunbathing and such. now, those same shores are filled with abandoned trailers, graffiti and various household items strewn about in a crazy/creepy/kind of beautiful way.
i’m not a household item, but hey this is a cute hat, right?
truth is, this guy happened to buy a new camera for Christmas (that i may or may not “borrow” occasionally) because it was getting a tad inconvenient to switch lenses/settings/accessories in between him shooting video and me taking photos on our outings. he’s been dying to try out the new gear and if you’re into it, you should check out the super profesh steady cam action in this video he made of our day. xo, Mo.
p.s. stop and get the BEST banana shake on your way at the International Banana Museum.
p.p.s. salvation mountain is only like half an hour up the road. and still worth the trip.
p.p.p.s. those dolls are SO CREEPY RIGHT.