Anywhos... I had a great time at the Slabs. Felt like home. I met some really great people and enjoyed the calm, a bit secluded environment. There are so many different types of people there... people from snowbirds to outlaws, people running away from people, life and themselves. Something quite empowering happened to me while there... I realized I didn't want to disappear anymore. I wanted to be seen. I always thought I would go to Slab City to disappear and I think a lot of people thought that was what I was going to do. I have always been invisible... I can be in a room and not be heard or seen. That is who I was. Now I can't seem to go anywhere without catching someone's attention... well, look how I live. :) There are days I like to be left alone but still put myself out there... I don't have much choice unless I hid in a place like Slab City and even there I wasn't by myself. Life is truly amazing. It was so empowering to me to tell my past therapist I didn't want to disappear anymore. How cool is that!?!
I was so blessed to park where I did. I met some great people who took me in as friend off the bat. I can't wait to see them next winter. Chili Bob took my neighbor and I on a tour of Slab City and surrounding area. If you ever make it to Slab City ask for Chili Bob... he gives the best tours!
Here are some pictures from my tour and time at Slab City. I will tell you all about East Jesus in another post... went there with Chili Bob.
Slab City really has a lot and I love the fact they give to each other and try to use what is there to create. There is a lot of clean up needed and they are working on it. It really is an interesting place.
Here is a plaque in the town of Niland with a bit of information about where Slab City came from.