The misadventures of Commander Merlin and the crew of RV-103
Saturday June 23rd 2018

01-07-10 San Joaquin Valley Part Two

We arose the next morning, filled our propane and proceeded on our way. The scenery started to change from what we had seen yesterday. Though the farms were still there stretching out to the horizon, there were fewer aqueducts and you could see the desert reclaiming the farms. It was like watching the land die in real time. From time to time we could see signs along the highway bordering the farms saying, “Congress Created Dustbowl.” We also saw fewer signs accusing Sacramento and Stockton of dumping their wastewater into the aquifer. I’ve included pictures that Gypsy took while we drove, but they don’t do it justice. The desertification of this land was horrible and such a waste. Orchards that had been obviously growing for decades were turning to dust with tumbleweeds gathered around their tree trunks. The few aqueducts we saw were bone dry except for the ones shipping water towards San Francisco.

There are many varied reasons why this is happening, most of it manmade. Jack Spirko, of The Survival Podcast, spells out the many issues why this land is dying in his podcast. I would encourage you to take a listen. You will then know one of the reasons why your grocery bill is rising. The mainstream media basically ignores this story.


We arrived that evening at the Placerville KOA just outside of Sacramento CA. We arranged a good long term rate from John, the owner/manager of the campsite, and got busy settling in for our 3 month stay.
Next up….like a ship in a stormy sea.

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