Thursday, November 24, 2011
The Day After…
Hopefully there were not too many leftovers and you all are not going to be eating turkey sandwiches, turkey soup, turkey and noodles, turkey hash…and so on for the next two weeks! We got up Thursday morning, had breakfast out and then drove to Borrego Springs to check out the area. We parked under a tree do Poppy would have shade and when we came out the tree was just full of these birds. They were all very happy and making a lot of happy noise!
Can you tell me his name Judy?
Not saying this is how I would want to spend every Thanksgiving but for this one at least, we had a perfect day. I didn’t have to get up at Zero –Dark –Thirty and get the turkey in the oven, I didn’t have to chop everything up for stuffing, no pies to bake, no green bean casserole to make. It was great…but like I said, it was perfect for us at this one point in our lives. Probably won’t do it the same way every year.
Our trip to Borrego Springs was everything we hoped it would be. What a beautiful area, and it’s not a bad drive from Desert Hot Springs.
There were a lot of campers in the area for the long weekend but I imagine it is very quiet during the week. Most of the area is dispersed camping…you just find a spot in the sand and pull over!
Most folks were here for only one reason this weekend and that was to ride their dirt bikes and ATVs. They all seemed to be having a lot of fun.
Look closely at the top of this hill. We watched this guy drive his jeep up there.
There was a lady running a recycling center of sorts at one of the more developed campgrounds. She was all set up for collecting cans and seemed to have things well organized. We got to talking to her and she shared a wealth of information about the area. She said she was retired…worked as a Border Patrol Agent for 24 years and had to retire on medical when she got shot. What a brave lady…I somehow failed to get her name, but she posed for a picture. What a great personality.
Poppy enjoyed our stops too. I had to caution her about sticking her nose into all the little holes she was finding. Stop Poppy – that’s an ANT HILL!
And stay away from these too.
Much of the desert here is just a series of huge fissures in the landscape. I don’t know what they are called but they are too big to be arroyos. It’s like looking at a mini Grand Canyon. This landscape goes on for as far as the eye can see.
The little village of Borrego Springs is where we stopped and ate our picnic lunch. Upon entering the town, there is a large traffic circle called Christmas Circle. The interior of this circle is a beautiful park, with manicured lawns, many variety of trees, picnic tables, sparkling clean restrooms, and covered walkways. It is absolutely beautiful.
Even Poppy enjoyed the park. Have you ever seen a more contented dog?
This is getting too long so I will do the trip back tomorrow.
Good Night All.