Surreally beautiful

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We spent a night at a small hot spring resort in the middle of the desert in eastern Oregon, and it was a slightly surreal experience which reminded me of a mix between a spaghetti western, a David Lynch movie and the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, with a deep silence only broken by the faint howling of the wind over the plains and blinds rattling in the wind, a wide sage landscape with low blue mountains at the horizon and cattle and horses munching the yellow grass just outside the fence, a group on motorcycles with cowboy hats, boots and a walk to go with it setting up camp next door, and an intriguing contraption to cool off the water before shooting it into the pool.

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