This post is a Widdershins Wednesday — which means we are turning the hands of time backwards and catching up on our travels we didn’t get a chance to write about last year. In this post we are setting the clock back 9600 hours to right after we left Tucson (again) and made our way to Slab City in California…
March 6 – March 7, 2017.
It’s just like any other town, but without the money. There are neighborhoods, bars, art exhibits, and a library. But there are no water mains, sewers, trash service, or power lines: or local law enforcement. Welcome to the wild west. Welcome to Slab City.
The “city” is located in the Sonoran Desert, east of the Salton Sea. It’s perched on concrete slabs that were once the foundation of Marine Corps base Camp Dunlap. When you’re down on your luck in Atlanta, become a stripper at the Clermont. When your luck goes south in California, hitch a ride to Slab City.
There are maybe 150 souls who brave the summer temps to live here year round. Hundreds more RVing snowbirds come south to enjoy the winters. We met some friendly folks. Who knows? Maybe someday I’ll be asking you for a ride to The Slabs.
*All pics are click to enlarge.