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Ready for another road trip?

This time I went to Jacumba Hot Springs California.

This tiny town was once a booming town which attracted top Hollywood movie stars such as Clark Gable, Marlene Dietrich, and Louse Brooks.

It is located on the Mexican/California border with an altitude of 2800 feet. The average rainfall per year is 11 inches.

You can get to it by Old Highway 80, just off I8 in San Diego County California.

It is almost a ghost town now, with only one resort, some houses, a small convenience store and a burger joint.

Old buildings are evidence of times past.

When I8 went in they closed Old Highway 80 leading into San Diego from the East. Not much remained but the Hot Springs Resort and public pools that are now long grown over and drained.

The pools where warm sulfur water was once used for swimming, relaxing and taking home..You could bring your own containers and fill up.

There was a deep part and a wading part.

I could hear the children playing, the people enjoying this sight. Can you?

Speaking of children, this old school house still stood.

This is the public park.  They had all kinds of wonderful historical photos and books.

See that brown line mid frame? That is the Mexican Border fence.

We had a really fun trip just looking at all the buildings. There was even an old railroad graveyard. I took a bunch of pictures of those old trains. Look for it in my next post.

Have a great day.

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Written by Kim_Johnson

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