Into the Wild + Milk = Driving Equality

Day 52

We are up and running! The van is fixed and we are on the road again. We left Arizona and headed toward California. Check out pictures of Sedona here. And check out pictures of Jerome here.

Our drive today was pretty exciting. We drove through a sand dune desert which made me think I was in Saudi Arabia. Then we found ourselves in green pastures. We saw two huge birds and an owl! As we approached the Salton Sea, I made up my mind to see Salvation Mountain and Slab City. Have you seen “Into the Wild”? If you haven’t seen the film yet, you should see it. I sometimes say: “Into the Wild” + “Milk” = Driving Equality.

If you have seen the movie, then you might remember that Chris (Alexander Supertramp) goes to Slab City to visit his hippies friends. Slab City is an old military base that has been bulldozed to the ground. All that remains are the foundations, or slabs. Hippies, squatters, and outcasts of all kinds live there for free in the middle of the desert. At the entrance of Slab City is Salvation Mountain. If you have seen “Into the Wild,” then you should remember the colorful, man-made, God-loving mountain that Chris visits. He gets a tour by the actual creator of Salvation Mountain, Leonard Knight. (Check out the picture below from “Into the Wild”.)

Today we visited Slab City and Salvation Mountain. We got there kind of late, but Leonard came out to greet us and give us a tour of Salvation Mountain. We are sleeping near this incredible sight tonight and will go back to see the mountain during the day. We plan on interviewing Leonard to hear his opinion about equal rights for gays and lesbians. Leonard’s whole message, the mountains he has spent 24 years creating, is that God is Love. I’m interested to hear what he has to say about gay love and the bible.

Into the Wild






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