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Terry & Dave Taylor

Since Our Last Visit

Borrego Springs, California: Dave and I noticed a few changes around Borrego Springs on our drive into town yesterday and then discovered a few more changes while we were out exercising (run for me, bike ride for DT) this morning.

1. Most noticeable is a huge white streak down the mountain above town.

Borrego Springs flood August 2014 

Last August, over three inches of rain fell in the area in a few short hours. A two-foot-tall gusher of water filled the prestigious De Anza Country Club development, leaving most residents (who were away because it was August) with 4 inches of mud in their homes. There was flooding north (photo above) and south of town:

Borrego Springs

Don't mess with Mother Nature.

2. The French Corner Restaurant is closed and for sale.

3. Long shuttered, La Casa Del Zorro hotel has once again opened. This beautiful property - just outside of town - has two restaurants and beautiful rooms. Each room features a wood-burning fireplace. The resort also offer 2-4 bedroom casitas with private pools and hot tubs. Nice.

La Casa del Zorro
Entrance

La Casa Del Zorro
Lobby

La Casa del Zorro
Lobby

La Casa del Zorro
Fine dining restaurant - Butterfield Room

La Casa del Zorro
Pool 

We decided to return to test the casual restaurant - The Fox Den (Zorro=Fox) to try their Blue Plate Specials and wouldn't you know it - Tuesday is Pork Night. Wednesday is Fish & Chips... so maybe will give it a try tomorrow? I was very impressed with the changes/improvements to the pretty hotel and if not in a luxurious RV, I would stay at this luxurious resort.

It was fun to spend the day getting reacquainted with Borrego Springs... and we took a nice afternoon soak in the natural mineral spas in our RV resort.

Desert FloraDesert Flora

One thing that has not changed in Borrego Springs is Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant. Same menu, same workers, same good food.

Margarita at Carmelitas

There are three Mexican restaurants in Borrego (which is pretty impressive, since there are only about ten restaurants total). We have tried them all, and prefer Carmelita's. They serve basic Mexican fare, good drinks and the staff are so friendly - and the place is usually filled with more locals than tourists.

Bean Tostada at  Carmelita's in Borrego Springs
Bean Tostada - ala carte, $4.50

Enchiladas
Enchiladas - one chicken; one cheese

No matter the changes in the material world, we are always reminded who is in charge with yet another amazing sunset over Borrego Springs.

Sunset in Borrego

Long-time Readers will no-doubt guess our destination tomorrow. Daddy's Little Girl has requested a pie, and when Lisa requests a pie, DT is going to get her a pie.

SLOGGER REPORT: I ran/walked three miles along my favorite route in Borrego Springs. I found my boyfriend... still waiting for me... still offering a box of grapes. He's a nice guy, but... seriously... no personality, but he is persistent. My foot feels fine!

Until my next update, I remain, your updated correspondent.

RV PARK: Springs at Borrego RV Resort and Golf Course - We have a paved pull-through site with full-service 50 amp. One of our very favorite RV parks on the west coast. Sites are large and each has a nice cement patio and picnic table. There are also different varieties of citrus trees all over, so you will never be lacking for a cocktail garnish in the winter. Free wifi. Fabulous warm pool and many hot tubs - all from their own hot springs! Fitness center, library, community rooms. Regulation 9-hole golf course. Recycling. Huge fenced dog park! We are paying $70 per night.

Springs at Borrego RV Resort

 



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