A Quick Trip to the Sea

Monday, January 23, 2012, at 04:31PM

By Eric Richardson

Kathy's parents are spending a few weeks in Palm Desert right now, so on Saturday we took a drive east on the 10 to go visit.

We arrived to find blistering winds as a front moved through. The Palm Springs area got gusts of 66mph. Trees were knocked down throughout the area.

That made outdoor activities a little less than desirable, so we hopped back in the car and the four of us took an hour's drive east through the Coachella Valley for an all-too-quick visit to the Salton Sea, California's largest lake and one of its oddest stories. We didn't get to see much before the sun set and we headed back, but it was certainly enough to convince us that the area is worth a return visit.