It was 8:55 a.m. and we had the big wheels rolling. Not knowing if it was a good idea to leave our quiet little spot in the Cibola Wildlife Refuge we headed out anyway, crossed the Colorado River again and set ourselves a westerly course further into California. Yes, things are more expensive in California but it's a beautiful State and we have a lot of great memories here. Of course we were heading to one of our all time very much most favorite places......Borrego Springs.
|WE HAD TO TRADE THE MOTORHOME IN TODAY FOR A CAMEL TO GET OURSELVES ACROSS THESE SANDUNES|
|LEAVING THE CIBOLA WILDLIFE REFUGE|
|CIBOLA'S OXBOW CAMPGROUND ON THE CALIFORNIA SIDE OF THE COLORADO RIVER|
|CROSSING THE IMPERIAL SAND DUNES NEAR GLAMIS CALIFORNIA|
|A CALIFORNIA SAND PLOW|
It's about a two hour drive from where we were to Borrego and it was a clear blue sky all the way. A familiar route for us and one we have driven a number of times both ways over the years.
|A LOT OF AGRICULTURE GOING ON IN THESE PARTS|
|BORDER PATROL CHECKPOINT....THEY WAVED US RIGHT THROUGH|
|OCOTILLO WELLS SAND PLOW|
|HEADING THROUGH THE TEXAS DIP |
|BORREGO SPRINGS DEAD AHEAD|
Because it's President's Week in the United States and knowing kids were off school we unexcitedly expected to see a lot of ATV's, dirt bikes, and dune buggies in the Ocotillo Wells area and couldn't believe our luck when we found the whole area completely dead and devoid of any off-road vehicles. It was a good omen for Borrego Springs and sure enough we found Borrego Springs quiet as well. Our luck held and we found one of our favorite spots empty. Although we had contemplated skipping Borrego Springs this year I am sure glad now we didn't. Great to be here...............
|A FAVORITE SPOT FOR US|
Of course long time blog readers will know where we headed straightaway for supper. Jilbertos has been a favorite of mine since first coming here back in2007. It's a Mexican restaurant but I don't care for Mexican food but they have a great burger and fries which I get every time we go there. And it's one of the only times a year I drink a soda. Rootbeer:)) I had my usual today and Kelly had some fish taco things with something else all rolled up in green stuff or something.
|SNOW ON THE SANTA ROSA MOUNTAINS|
After Jilbertos Kelly walked across the street to the Anza Borrego Desert Nature store to pick up a program of upcoming events. Soon as she walked in the door she was recognized by a long time Borrego Springs blog reader. A lady working there said she knew it was Kelly right away:))
|EVERY WINTER FOR 12 OF 13 YEARS I'VE LOOKED FORWARD TO MY BURG AND FRIES WITH A ROOT BEER AT JILBERTOS|
|GREAT TO BE BACK IN BORREGO SPRINGS CALIFORNIA|
No idea how long we'll be here so we'll just play it by ear. Maybe a few days, maybe a few weeks. Wednesday will be a catch-up day. Laundry, groceries, Thrift store, rig clean-up, etc. Winds are predicted followed by rain Thursday but for only one day then Sun, Sun, Sun:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( The construction foreman ordered one of his men to dig a hole 8 feet deep. But after the job was done, the boss returned and explained an error had been made and the hole wouldn't be needed. "Fill 'er up," he ordered the worker. The worker did as he'd been told. But he ran into a problem. He couldn't get all the dirt packed back into the hole without leaving a mound on top. He went to the office and explained his problem. "Honestly!" the foreman snorted. "The kind of help I get these days! There's obviously only one thing to do. You'll have to dig that hole deeper!"
|WE TOOK US FOR A LITTLE CRUISE THROUGH THE DESERT ON THE WAY BACK TO THE RIG|
Politicians and diapers have one thing in common: they should both be changed regularly… and for the same reason.
Q: How many politicians does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Two: one to change it and another one to change it back again.
A father was at the beach with his children when the four-year-old son ran up to him, grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore, where a seagull lay dead in the sand.
"Daddy, what happened to him?" the son asked.
"He died and went to Heaven," the dad replied.
The boy thought a moment and then said, "Did God throw him back down?"
Glad to see the crowds have left the area and your spot there at the legion available. We too love it there at Borrego springs. Enjoy your time there for as long as you stay.ReplyDelete
Glad to see you are hitting all of your favorite places and even sliding into your favorite spots. I've always loved that area of California but I was always coming from the opposite direction while living in the Carlsbad/Oceanside area. Looks like Pheebs enjoys it too.ReplyDelete
Pheebs isn't wearing her seatbelt :)ReplyDelete
You might want to check with the locals to see when they’re predicting the desert’s “super bloom” to peak. Because of all the rain this year it’s supposed to be a great year to see the desert flowers, and the Anza-Borrego area is one of the best places to view them. But along with the super bloom will be people who come from far & wide to view them ... but it might just be worth it, even for a day or two. Think of the photo opportunities! ;)ReplyDelete
We haven't been to Anza Borrego for a few years now, but it is great to see your photos and to see you two happily settled in. We might have to try Cibola next winter, it looked wonderfulReplyDelete
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For some reason, after reading your blog posting, I am very hungry. . . Yum, Yum, that food looks gooood.ReplyDelete
Kelly and Pheebes did indeed look like happy campers. Glad you folks have found your way to another favourite location. Enjoy!!!!!ReplyDelete
Your pic of the dip is the same one we have on our now defunct blog. Gonerving.blogspot.com. Gorgeous place that borrego springs.ReplyDelete
Enjoy the wildflowers and the Library!ReplyDelete
Better West than East :). Nice that you spot was waiting for you. Enjoy the peace as long as you can.ReplyDelete
Nice to see you guys are out and about. We just has a couple inches of snow here at NRanch. Miss you guys!! Don't RV at all anymore,,,,,ReplyDelete
I'd rather be there watching for flowers than snowed in by 16 inches in Yarnell.ReplyDelete