Woke up at 9, ate breakfast, and took off… again! We left at 10pm and arrived at salvation mountain at 3pm but not before we had a little road trip fun! While driving, we saw beautifully colored flowers so we stopped off to the side of the road several times and picked some flowers. While driving on Route 66, we noticed these rocks that people arranged to look like letters. So we thought, hey let’s do it! We pulled over and happened to find colored rocks that we made into “F + K.” Across the street, we saw this old gas stations with shoes hung over the top and walked over to check it out. We also saw a wall filled with graffiti and then decided to head back to the road.
After our little off the road adventures, we continued on to Salvation Mountain. We pulled into the parking lot around 3pm and quickly jumped out of the car. We began taking a million pictures while chattering about how magnificent this creation is. If you don’t know what Salvation Mountain is, here you go: Salvation Mountain was created by Leonard Knight which is found in the lower desert of Souther California in Imperial County just east of the Salton Sea. “Salvation Mountain is Leonard’s tribute to God and his gift to the world with its simple yet power message… Its 50 foot height and 150 foot breadth is made totally of local adobe clay and donated paint and is truly unique in the United States and probably the world.” It was truly a sight to see! I advice everyone to check it out and see it in person for yourself! ALSO, if you can see by my picture there is a yellow road leading to the top of the mountain that you can actually walk up! After an hour of filled camera rolls, exhausted feet, and newly made friends, we decided to head home. On the drive, we filled out the tank while also viewing dinosaur replicas (I have no idea what this was or why it was by a gas station but it was fun to look at). We pulled into the Biola parking lot at 7pm where we rushed to our rooms to unpack and eat some dinner.
I highly advice going on a road trip with a best friend. Fae and I had so much doing random things, sight seeing, and meeting new people. Yes, Canada was SO much fun, but we also enjoy a road trip every now and then because I believe it is a different traveling experience that everyone has to try!