Coming to you, mostly live, from the Blythe Hampton.

Meanwhile, at the Hampton I am stretched on the couch with a $10 fleece blankie I picked up at the Rite Aid in Blythe while getting water and snacks for my “suite” overlooking the desert and the freeway. And the pool.

This is the least creepy hotel in the greater Needles area.

Feast your eyes on this stunning view and try not to get too jealous.

Actually, it’s strangely beautiful. In that way hard truths are also beautiful.