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.
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:
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.
Fine dining restaurant - Butterfield Room
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.
One thing that has not changed in Borrego Springs is Carmelita's
Mexican Restaurant. Same menu, same workers, same good food.
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 - ala carte, $4.50
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.
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
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.
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