Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Borrego Springs California

Yesterday we drove 300 miles to the sleepy little desert town of
Borrego Springs.

Borrego Springs lies about 55 miles east of the Pacific Coast about 50 miles
south of Palm Springs.

Our home for the next few days is The Springs at Borrego RV Resort.
The Resort is a beautiful green oasis in the dry desert.

The view from our front windshield

Borrego is known for a number of things, the large animal sculptures that are scattered
around the surrounding countryside is certainly one of them.

Commissioned by the Late Dennis Avery (Of Avery Labels) there
are 130 enormous metal sculptures created by artist Ricardo Breceda.

This sea serpent undulates above and below the surface and crosses a road.

At times surreal - the creatures appear to roam about the land.

This interesting creature (a Raptor?) is fighting off a snake that is trying to eat
its young in the nest.

The Ocotillo is beginning to bloom.
Considering all the rain the desert has received this winter, it is shaping up
to be a rather colorful spring. 

We pulled out of Borrego Springs this morning and drove about 2 1/2 hrs over the
mountains to Riverside California.

We are now at Rancho Jurupa Regional Park where we are meeting our friends
Marcel, Michaela, and daughters Francesca & Isabella who have flown
in from Switzerland.

We will spend the next 9 weeks traveling with them and are looking forward to our
new memories to be created.


  1. Those creatures in the desert are amazing aren't they?

  2. Boy those sculptures are unbelievable?? Sounds like your still have a blast. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Remember the dinosaur collection when you came to visit in Grenada? The we added the blue seahorse!


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