Outside of each and every one of our back doors is something we probably didn’t know was there. Let me be more specific: I’m not talking a rogue raccoon, or a nebby neighbor. That “something” is worth some gas money and a great playlist. I’m talking about an adventure.
Even desk-ridden pixel pushers (I jest: we’re wizards of design) need to occasionally reset, refresh, and take in some things happening in the real world for inspiration. After flipping through a book gifted to us by a wise, bad-ass librarian we decided to head to the desert.
In Cabazon, we encountered some new friends we considered adding to the team:
Next up was the Salton Sea. We’d read that in recent years, the Salton Sea had become a bit of a wasteland. Regardless of this warning, we were shocked by the solemnity and the stench of the sea that rose up in the middle of the desert. While nothing like the picturesque postcards from days of yore, it was one of the most eerie, lonely, beautiful places we’d ever seen.
Our final pitstop after a long day of traveling the desert like rookies (please note: the quaint desert diners pictured in movies are few and far between. We DID however find a delightful gas station where we ate some of the best Mexican food of our life) our final stop was Slab City.
The moral of this story?
Step outside your comfort zone, your back door, the city limits – you’re likely to end up somewhere awesome.