Tuesday, October 14, 2008

She's Back!

Greetings, all. We got back Sunday night. We had a wonderful time, visiting family and doing all the vacation things that one usually does. We, as you know, are not "usual", so we also headed off to the desert, to a town called Niland, California. We visited with Leonard Knight, where he shared his simple message of Love. Leonard is about 77 and his home has no electricity or running water. He gave us a tour and I will be posting lots of pictures later, but for now, here is a shot of DH and me in front of Salvation Mountain.

If you ever get the chance, you must check it out. He has spent over 20 years, building and sculpting out of adobe, then lovingly painting (usually with donated paint) an entire mountain of Love and Faith. He was a wonderful man and he and I really hit it off. We all walked around and talked for quite some time. They even convinced me to climb up to the top of the mountain. I almost stopped, but I figured if he can do it, so can I. Later I saw him drive up the back way in his rickety old car, so I had a little laugh about that.

That's all for now. I will be posting more pics later, after I get them sized, etc. (I have several hundred to work on, so it make take awhile).

Hope everyone had a good week, weekend and holiday. Take care and, as my late uncle used to always say, "let me hear".


Rebecca Ramsey said...

I'm glad you're back safe and sound!
And what an interesting man he must be! A real original.

Crafty Gal Linda said...

That is so cool Susan. I'm glad you and yours got home safe and had a great time. Looking forward to seeing more pics. soon.

sashibala said...

Welcome back, Susan! I'm glad you had a good time and I can't wait to see the pictures!

My husband and I like quirky things as well so we tend to head off to unusual places for day trips on the weekends. Salvation Mountian sort of reminds me of Pasaquan and St. EOM here in GA. :)

Kim said...

Welcome Home Susan! I can't wait to see and read more about your trip. From the looks of your first post.....it looks to have been a great one!

Tricia said...

glad you are back safe and sound. the pics from the trip are amazing. leonard seems so genuine and wonderful. an incredible inspiration! thank you for sharing---can't wait to see more!

oh...also there is a woman here in roanoke that teaches knitting. i ran into her at michael's once-i have her card here somewhere if you want it. :)

hope your day is lovely!