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|Posted: 2009-03-31 4:44 pm  Permalink|
On 2009-03-31 02:18, icebaer69 wrote:
An oasis in the midst of one of America’s most magnificent deserts is springing up around two man-maid lakes in the Mojave, about 190 miles from Los Angeles.
Silver Valley, a region rich in the lore of the Old West,
now has two new attractions, Lake Kalikoa and Lake Loreen.
... We also learned how Lake Loreen gained its lyrical name
when Schreiber led us across the road to meet his neighbors.
LOREEN and GUS RAIGOSA welcomed us to the recreation area
they have carved out of the desert ...
i found this amazing info about LOREEN and GUS RAIGOSA
--- --- including the magic word "POLYNESIAN" (!) --- ---
in the "Desert Magazine/April 1966":
Lake Loreen ... Operated by Gus and Loreen Raigosa,
the public can enjoy its fish-filled lagoons and swimming holes,
boating or just plain picnicking.
And for the gourmet, there is a little Polynesian restaurant
where food rivals that of Bali Hai, on San Diego’s Shelter Island,
which inspired this place ...
( http://mojavedeserttrails.com/lakehiri/svworld.htm )