Dinny & Mr. Rex: The World’s Biggest Dinos (Allegedly).

Mr. Rex. The overlords of the Dinos routinely paint them to match the season. For example, right now Mr. Rex is painted to look like the Easter bunny. Here he is all painted up for Valentine’s Day. On the edge of the Colorado Desert, mere feet away from I-40, sit two mammoth plastic dinosaurs named …

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Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch: A California Desert Adventure.

Nestled in a back corner of the Mojave, about 15 minutes outside Victorville, sits an eccentric and creative “bottle tree ranch”. Mere feet from the iconic Route 66 Highway, aka “the Main Street of America” or “the Mother Road”, Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch is a sight to behold. You absolutely cannot miss it, even if you had no …

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The Vasquez Rocks: Home of the Bandido.

In the Sierra Pelona Mountains in northern Los Angeles County, near the small town of Agua Dulce, California, sits a collection of rocks that is really cool, and really famous. Formally known as Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park, many call it just the Vasquez Rocks (I will refer to it as such here). This 932-acre park is pretty much …

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Joshua Tree National Park.

I have wanted to visit Joshua Tree National Park for about 3.5 years. Since my time in California is ending, I figured it was now or never. Located in the Mojave Desert, it sits 20 minutes from the city of Joshua Tree, one hour from Palm Springs, and only two minutes from Twenty-Nine Palms (depending …

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Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum: it’s really weird.

"I do not wish to be an artist. I only wish that art enables me to be." - Noah Purifoy **Note: This blog got a bit wonky when I added the photos, my apologies. This is not a wordy blog, but I still wanted to add as many photos as possible.** Nestled in a corner …

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Southern California: Concrete and Sunsets.

View when flying in from the East. When you think about Southern California, or just California in general, is it along the lines of: crowded, Hollywood, acting, Democrats, and tacos?  While California is generally all these things, it is also much more. I have a love/hate relationship with this state, as it is technically my …

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Mission San Juan Capistrano: The “Jewel of the California Missions”.

Truthfully, California is positively rich with shit to do. One could do an entire travel blog on this state alone. You can hit major cities/areas like San Diego, Los Angeles, Hollywood, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Palm Springs, or Catalina Island; go to cool hot spots like the Watts Towers, Winchester Mystery Mansion, the Whaley House, …

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