We took a break from hiking on Friday to do a 19 mile loop around Borrego Springs on the bikes for a close-up look at the Galleta Meadows sculptures. It was just Mark and Bobbie, Suzanne and I, as Chris had laundry to do and Jim went on a journey to retreive our mail.
There is not much traffic on the back roads of Borrego Springs, CA.
Don’t know if we were just lucky our first six years on the road in that we had no problems with the post office getting our mail to us using General Delivery, but over the past year this is now four times that our mail either went to the wrong place, or never arrived at all. This time it ended up in Pauma Valley, CA, 54 miles from Borrego Springs. It came from our mail service in Pensacola with a typed label and the correct address, so it was another screw up by the post office.
Jim decided he didn’t want the mail forwarded from Pauma Valley, concerned that it might cause even more problems, so he went on a mission and picked it up. The woman at the post office told him that happens all the time.
While Jim was driving, we were biking and stopping along the road at the incredible sculptures scattered around the desert just outside of town. We’ve seen them before but they are worth another look. More have been added since we first checked them out in 2010. There are now 130.
The attention to detail is amazing.
This 350’ long sea serpent is my favorite.
Riding the serpent’s back.
You really need someone in the photo to give some size perspective. They are huge!
It was another beuatiful day in the desert. Next up, a hike through Hellhole Canyon.