Slab City California and East Jesus art farm

Slab City, California is near the Salton Sea and is full of interesting people who seek the alternative lifestyle. The only problem is it’s next to a military bombing range although they don’t bomb nearby, they do often have helicopter excersises nearby so it can get noisy sometimes. Also very hot in summer. Other than that, it’s worth a visit

Just after Salvation Mountain, this is the first sign that indicates you’re getting close to the nether regions

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certain things start making you do a double take, like this dwelling in a converted military bunker

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or this one

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The official welcome sign of Slab City

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The Shoe Tree tells you this is definitely not your normal RV park

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Then things get interesting

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unexploded ordnance helps keep people from wandering too far into the bombing range next door

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the helicopters help cure the desert silence

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But the best part of Slab City is hands down, East Jesus which is an art installation and I got the tour and this post is in support of their efforts to buy the land from the State of California so they can stay there forever. You can support them at their website via the link

The entrance to East Jesus

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Inside, many different people made many different art pieces out of junk over the years

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Everybody knows who really runs the place

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First Church of the Chocolate Martini. sign me up!

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the bank of solar panels

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and they have a veggie garden

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tomatoes

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work table for future art

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the loo

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the battery bank from old telecom company batteries powered by solar with enough power to kill you if you arc it

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the concert hall-lounge-entertainment center

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salad is always somewhere around the corner

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and finally the wifi internet connection

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wide view with salvation mountain and the Chocolate Mountains gunnery range in the background

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