Hello humans, it’s me again, Baba, your coronavirus care cat. Things got pretty crazy here in America yesterday. One of the big ‘news’ outlets contacted dad, they wanted to interview him for an article, and he said there’s no way he would talk to them for an article that was nothing more than panic mongering.
But he did agree to let me pull out some of his photos, so if you really want to indulge in this kind of *fantasy* (fantasy, not reality, humans), here are some options for your post-apocalyptic life here in Southern California…
1) Abandoned dolemite factory, Hwy 395. Pro: structurally sound. Con: looks like a place marauders might show up at.
2) Carrie Mine, Pine Canyon. Pro: secluded mine with many things left behind–cookware, tools, Victrola. Con: the Victrola is broken and a vulture has build a nest in it.
3) Carlyle Mine, 29 Palms. Pro: secure location. Con: rats (not a con if you bring a cat!).
4) Old Aiken Cinder Works, Mojave Desert. Pro: structurally intact shack. Con: 120 in the summer and the shack is metal.
5) Reward Mine, Lone Pine. Pro: road is intact enough that you can pull a car into the mine. Con: eh, there’s still dynamite in there, NO smoking.
6) Las Flores Canyon. Pro: mining tunnels with water supply. Con: bears.
7) Bell Hartman Cabin, San Gabriel Mountains. Pro: you’ll be secluded, no one will find you here. Con: if anything goes wrong, no one will find you here.
8) Big Horn Mine, Mt. Baden-Powell. Pro: miles of tunnels. Con: it’s reputed to be haunted.
9) Mt. Ord. Pro: massive tunnel network. Con: See that beam in the front center that’s cracking? That could be trouble.
OK humans, be well and good luck. Love, Baba.