I have heard the term Snowbirds growing up in Toronto and always thought it referred to Canadians that head down to Florida during the winter months to enjoy the warmer weather. Well I have found out another location that west coast Canadians flock to and that is the Fountain of Youth Spa near the Salton Sea. After coming across this You Tube Video about the Salton Sea I decided we had to visit. At 220ft below sea level, the Salton Sea was created by accident and is one of the largest inland seas in the world. It has a salinity level 30% greater than any ocean and virtually all fish species other than the Tilapia can't tolerate the high salt content. The Fountain of Youth Spa was referred to me by a fellow Vanagon e-mail list member. It was very close to the Salton Sea and certainly didn't disappoint.
Still trying to take full advantage of my wife's maternity leave - we packed up the Vanagon and were on our way. Here's Brooke and mom all safe and ready to start another adventure!
Here we are all set up on our first night with a view of the Salton sea in the distance in front as well as the beautiful mountains in the back.
The largest horseshoe pit I have ever seen:
Our very friendly neighbor from BC invited us over for a hot dog dinner on our last evening so I decided to try out our new 300 light LED light strip.
Being a Vanagon lover, I discovered a couple that decided to live a nomadic lifestyle by working and living in their Westfalia. A benefit of following this group was discovering a place called Salvation Mountain. Please check out their website for more info about their travels Where is my office now