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A Day in Borrego Springs

Indio, California: As we often do when entertaining visitors, we took Kris and Steve to Borrego Springs for the day. Though they have visited us many times, for some reason we had to yet taken them to see all the art in the desert surrounding Borrego Springs - just over one hour by car from Indio.

A short description: Dennis Avery (of Avery Label fame) owned much of the property around Borrego Springs. He hired metal sculptor, Richardo Breceda, to fill the meadows with art - in this case, life-sized sculptures of animals that once lived in the area - mastodons, camels, sloths. Avery passed away in 2012, but not before Breceda placed about 130 creatures on his property. There is a map available in town, and a driving route to find the sculptures installed around town.

There are many photos to share today!

This was the first statue I ever saw in Borrego - in 2010 - when I happened to job past this farm worker harvesting grapes. It was love at first sight.

My family exploring the installation

Eyelashes! Sideburns!

Steve was attacked by the scorpion

Camels

More creatures

Now it was Dave's turn to be attacked by a creature

Kris and Steve with the serpent

We took a break from the hot sun and dusty desert at La Casa del Zorro (House of the Fox) - a beautifully restored resort just outside of town.

Their signature salad - greens with strawberries, oranges, avocado, grapefruit, nuts and dates -
most ingredients grown by local farmers.

Fish tacos!

After lunch, a little more exploring:

The Motorcoach Country Club