The Adventure Continues… Chiriaco Summit
If you’ve ever traveled through a desert, especially in the summertime, you know what a relief it can be to find a nice cool spot to get out of the car and stretch your legs, to get something cold to drink, or even just to cast your eyes on something besides a wide, flat expanse! In this 2008 episode of California’s Gold, Huell joins the Chiriaco family and their friends in celebrating a 75-year history of living and doing business on this spot in Riverside County’s Colorado Desert. When the family patriarch first chose such an isolated location to build a gas station and raise a family, he had a big dream — and all these years later, that dream is still going strong!
Situated 30 miles east of Indio, this popular stop for travelers and truckers who want to gas up, get a home cooked meal or browse for nic nacs is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Huell spends the day with the people who live and work in this desert outpost as they enjoy this milestone.