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. On the edge of the Colorado Desert, mere feet away from I-40, sit two mammoth plastic dinosaurs named Dinny and Mr. Rex. They are a famous roadside …

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California Desert Adventures: Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch and Oro Grande.

**Please answer the poll at the end!! Thank you! :)** Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch 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 …

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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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National Park Adventures: 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, it was now or never (obviously not really, but it’s much easier to visit while still in the state). Located in the Mojave Desert, it sits 20 minutes from the city of Joshua Tree, one …

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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 The Castle. **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 …

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Southern California, Part 2: Concrete and Beautiful Sunsets.

Hello! As this is a Part 2, I won't spend much time on an introduction. If you haven't read Part 1 yet, here is the link: Southern California, Part 1: Concrete and Beautiful Sunsets. Part 1 covers: Disneyland, Universal Studios, Venice Beach, the San Diego Zoo, the Tournament of Roses Parade: Post-Parade Float Showcase, and Mount …

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Southern California, Part 1: Concrete and Beautiful 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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