We awoke this morning to unusual sounds. Looking out the window across the RV lot we saw this hot-air balloon being inflated in the casino parking lot. That was a nice view to start the day.
After breakfast we left Yuma and headed west on I-8, entering into the Pacific Time Zone. The Official Center of the World is only a few miles beyond the Arizona/California border. We stopped here last year and had to stop to see what had changed.
Two-inch thick granite walls have inscribed everything that Jacques-Andre Istel thinks is worth telling future generations. This is a work in progress. For $3 you can watch the video that explains the whole thing and then walk freely about the grounds.
I thought this was a fascinating project. It will take several years to complete it, but when it’s done it will be there for future generations. The walls are engineered to last 4,000 years and become “the one book that survives.” They hope that in the future thousands of walls will be built by our successors.
More information is at www.HistoryinGranite.org
We’re in El Centro, California, now, spending the night in a Walmart parking lot. There are six other RVs here with us at the moment.
- Fuel expense: none
- Camping expense: none