Sunday, November 14, 2010

Borrego Springs, CA


The solar panel installation was a success, it only took about 3 hours, and there was no bloodshed. And Debbie is happy to be getting more amps.


While they were busy working, I took a walk in the desert from our campsite. There was a sign down the road for Rockhouse Canyon, and I followed the washed out dirt road to a trail and small canyon. You can see our rigs off in the distance.


I also wandered down the road to look at some other potential camping spots, and found a nice grill/oven that someone obviously put a lot of effort into building.

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Then I found these two gravesites. I’m hoping someone just buried their pets




I think I may have discovered who owns this property. Not sure if they are still in business as we haven’t seen any big trucks but we can see what looks like a quarry near the base of the mountains.


We went into Borrego Springs for a late lunch at Carmelita’s, a local Mexican restaurant that surprised us with a very tasty veggie burrito. Borrego Springs is a quaint little town about 90 miles northeast of San Diego, with 3,000 year round residents, no fast food or chain restaurants, no traffic lights, and is completely surrounded by Anza Borrego Desert State Park.

After lunch we drove around the Galleta Meadows Estate areas to view these interesting metal sculptures of the previous residents of Borrego Springs, some 3 million years ago. The ranch owner hired Mexican sculptor Ricardo Breceda to create these sculptures and place them around his land. The sun had already gone down behind the mountains so these photos aren’t the greatest. The detail was incredible.









A few years ago started adding some more recent residents.




And we finally got to see some bighorn sheep.



We really like this area and wish we could stay longer, but we have reservations today at Lake Cahuilla in La Quinta. It would be great to be here in the spring when the wildflowers are in bloom.

1 comment:

  1. Even though I have been to Borrego Springs and seen the sculptures, you still managed to find ones I hadn't seen! Guess I'll have to go back.