I dug into the archives for this pick for the photo theme #SignSunday. When I was in the Navy in the 1970s I was stationed in Imperial Beach, CA. We took a road trip to Las Vegas to win big money. On the way we took a pit stop and as soon as I saw this sign, I knew I had a photo for the ages.
I decided not to test the sign’s veracity and opted for beer.
When we took this trip the Jerry Reed song When You’re Hot You’re Hot was in the top of the charts. We sang it all the way to Vegas, but not on the way back. To save money for gambling we didn’t bother with a motel. We slept in the desert out of sight. My buddies slept in the car but I curled up in a sleeping bags on the ground. I learned a few things that night. I learned that the desert is really cold and I learned how stupid I would have felt if a snake or scorpion had joined me (they didn’t). I remember that we stopped into Caesar’s Palace the next morning to rid ourselves of any money that remained and meeting Liberace (I am not making this up). We looked great, just as you would expect from a couple of sailors who had slept in the desert.
At least I didn’t drink this water.