I really really wanted to get answers to the De Anza story - did the woman that purchased the town of Jacumba with a handshake at an auction also buy DeAnza hot springs?
I was intrigued.
Did the DeAnza nudist park come with the sale or no?
I drove from Seattle to the Mexico border to find out.
(Yes, I was THAT intrigued.)
I emailed her and her email bounced back. I hunted her down on Instagram and DM’d her. Twice.
With no response, I drove my ass over to Jacumba Hot Springs to see if I might be able to bump into her.
Yes, it’s that kind of town. Not even a traffic light. Bizarre, I know.
It was pretty easy to walk down Main Street and get her attention. And sure as shit, I walked over to the Jacumba hotel and she happened to be outside and came over for a quick chat.
The entire town is just...
*p.s. click on the postcards!