A quiet afternoon at the Salton Sea. I had an afternoon this week when I had an appointment and I had to drive down to Thermal. I figured that since I was halfway to the Salton Sea, I would just continue my drive and visit the sea. No screaming kids, no school bells...just a quiet afternoon with the seagulls, pelicans, and an empty bench. Ahhhh....the simple pleasures in life! Simple Pleasures for March 5, 2011.