Borrego Springs, Again
Indio, California: Tamra and Steve,
old friends from Portland,
arrived last evening. Way past drinks. Way past dinner. We fed them a snack,
poured them a glass of wine and sent them to bed.
This morning, after exercising, we loaded into our little Jeep and drove one
hour to Borrego Springs to enjoy the day showing our friends
metal sculptures, installed by artist
Ricardo Breceda, in
the desert surround the teeny town of
Yes, we brought another couple, Mary & Steve, on this same adventure last month
and we will, no doubt, schlep countless other friends to Borrego Springs for
this same tour. It is just such an interesting place. We really need to hire
ourselves out as tour guides.
& Steve view a statue of a prehistoric eagle
My Driver, under a blooming ocotillo
After exploring sculptures south of town, we drove to the patio
del Zorro resort for lunch. La Casa de Zorro (house of the fox) was recently
renovated and modernized, preserving the splendor of the 1930-era resort. It is
simply stunning - and we had a great lunch on the shady patio overlooking the
La Casa del Zorro
Carved doors open into the lobby of La Casa del Zorro
More art-installation exploring after lunch... Tamra flirted
with my boyfriend, who is now sporting an Oregon Duck baseball cap.
Grape harvest with Tamra
Face of farmworker
DT with grasshopper
Tamra and Terry - friends for over 30 years now
Tamra, with a prospector and his trusty steed
The most magical piece is a 350-foot-long serpent that appears
to be slithering up and down while crossing the road.
The final stop was to the Visitor Center at
Desert State Park. This interesting subterranean center has educational
displays, short informational films and a great gift shop. Anza-Borrego
Desert State Park is the largest state park in California.
Three blooming cactus plants at the visitor center:
We returned to our little campsite in Indio around 5p. The
guys grabbed their sticks and played a few holes on our resort golf course.
Tamra and I relaxed and watched The George Washington Colonials (Lisa's alma
win the NIT tournament. GO GW!
Dinner was ready, as I spent at least ten minutes this morning putting
Chicken Chili together in the slow cooker... which left plenty of time
for a Scrabble tournament after dinner.
I don't want to brag, but no one in this photograph won the
Until my next update, I remain, your touristy correspondent.
RV PARK: The
Motorcoach Country Club
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