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A little about Playa Zipolite, The Beach of the Dead . . .

Playa Zipolite, Oaxaca, Southern Mexico, on the Pacific Ocean. A little bit about my favorite little get-away on this small world of ours.

Zipolite, a sweaty 30-minute walk west from Puerto Angel, brings you to Playa Zipolite and another world. The feeling here is 1970's - Led Zep, Marley, and scruffy gringos.

A long, long time ago, Zipolite beach was usually visited by the Zapotecans...who made it a magical place. They came to visit Zipolite to meditate, or just to rest.

Recently, this beach has begun to receive day-trippers from Puerto Angel and Puerto Escondido, giving it a more TOURISTY feel than before.

Most people come here for the novelty of the nude beach, yoga, turtles, seafood, surf, meditation, vegetarians, discos, party, to get burnt by the sun, or to see how long they can stretch their skinny budget.

I post WWW Oaxaca, Mexico, Zipolite and areas nearby information. Also general budget, backpacker, surfer, off the beaten path, Mexico and beyond, information.

REMEMBER: Everyone is welcome at Zipolite.

ivan

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

One of the guys who built the big dam The Spokesman Review (registration) (blog) Remember that PBS "American Experience" on the Grand Coulee Dam a few years ago? Mr. Kern was in that, talking about how hard the work was ...


One of the guys who built the big dam
Remember that PBS "American Experience" on the Grand Coulee Dam a few years ago? Mr. Kern was in that, talking about how hard the work was ...


One of the guys who built the big dam

How many of the men who built Grand Coulee Dam are still alive and living in this area?
It can't be very many. It was constructed between 1933 and 1942.
One, Ed Kern, turns 100 this week.
According to a neighbor in Odessa, Keith Schafer, Mr. Kern is doing well.
Remember that PBS "American Experience" on the Grand Coulee Dam a few years ago? Mr. Kern was in that, talking about how hard the work was and that the men were still glad to have it. Remember, that was during the Depression.
Keith said there are plans for Mr. Kern's son to drive his father over to Grand Coulee this week for a visit.
He's a lot older now, of course. But maybe the big dam will recognize him anyway.

1 comment:

  1. Mr Kern's had a wonderful time here at Grand Coulee
    Dam Visitor Center his 100 birthday. So cool.

    Happy Birthday, sir.

    Ivan Snavely

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Thank you. Comments are welcome.

ivan