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After Zzyzx, we hopped back on the freeway and continued south. Our next stop was an abandoned waterpark, along the 15 in the Mojave Desert. Lake Dolores Waterpark was built in the 1950s as a private resort. In the 1960s, it was opened to the public until it closed in the 1980s. In 1998, the park was re-opened as “Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark.” Since then, the park has changed names and owners several times. But all attempts to re-open the… Read More

Our next stop was one of the original Salton Sea resort towns. Incorporated in 1929, Bombay Beach was once a popular tourist destination. When the tourists left, so did local businesses and most residents. In the years since, large parts of the town have been destroyed by flooding. But there is still a small population living in town. We drove in, and passed the Ski Inn and a small market – which were the… Read More