On the Road with Lilian in CaliforniaLilian's adventures in California...
Hello, this is Lilian. This is Thursday evening April 20th. We traveled from Hawthorne, NV to Victorville, CA today. Before we left Hawthorne we met a very nice young man at the Casino here we were staying. We talked for quite a while and he will stay in touch with us. Along the way we found ourselves at a memorial site for the people who died in the 1847 earthquake. At first we passed it but I felt we needed to go back, so we turned around. There is a plaque commemorating the event. I noticed the area had an oppressed feeling. These people were hit suddenly by a huge earthquake. I remember vividly my experience with the Nisquale quake and I found the feelings at this place very intense. One of the places we passed was called Lucky Boy Mountain. There are signs everywhere that people are under surveillance while in the area and we could see the cameras on the road. It is some kind of military installation….maybe an ammunition dump….I am not sure. On the other side of the highway is a lake. There was a spot in the road where we felt like we were driving on top of someones tin roof. We don’t know what that was about except that we also noticed the lake started bubbling. We filmed many planes in the area as well. We ended up on the Peyute and Shoshone Indian Reservation in California, Nevada and Oregon. Last year we were on this same reservation lands in the state of Idaho. This must be an enormous reservation!
Our previous idea had been to come to Adelanto, CA which is where the prison is. But we had reservation problems with the hotel and decided to stay in Victorville. We pass through Adelanto on our way to Victorville and we noticed a lot of trash and garbage scattered all over the place. This didn’t look right and we are thinking they must have had a storm or something.
Tomorrow is Friday and I will go see Omar. I am going early – before 11:30. We found it difficult to find any signs on the highway about where this prison is. We traveled about 400 miles yesterday to get here and did not see a single sign for Adelanto, which is where the prison is, until we were about 3 miles out.
We will change rooms tomorrow afternoon. We are currently in a non smoking room. There is a Denny’s next to the motel and several other restaurants in the immediate area. Our needs are well taken care of here. We will be here in Victorville/Adelanto for several days and will be updating you frequently.
Tina, my camera person, says to tell all of you hello, and that she is enjoying this trip very much.