With only 364 days to live, there is no time like the present to see places around here that Ive always wanted to see. Slab City is in Niland California. An hour away. I read about it years ago, then saw " Into the wild" and part of the movie (excellent movie by the way) was shot there. So it renewed my interest to drive there. Tom and I went today. Now I'm not sure how this all came about, but the main guy that created "Salvation Mountain" was there talking to other tourists about how he used hay, mud, and paint and created it over time. The mountain has several caves with letters, dolls, bibles, and a whole lot of color. I get the feeling he is a bit of a religious nut. Not usually my kind of people, but he had a genuinely sweet demeanor about him. When you follow "the yellow brick road" to the top, the view is nothing short of spectacular. The Salton Sea even looks beautiful from afar. So today, I can cross that off on my list of places to see. I saw, and was impressed.