Borrego Springs, California: Our reservations were finished at The Springs at Borrego RV Resort, so we moved to their dry/over-flow camping area for Saturday night and will move back into the campground tomorrow for a few more days! This RV park is full! I call this scenario a "RV Rodeo".
Marci & Jim spent several hours with us before they headed back to Palm Desert. They reported their hotel room to be very nice and someone was actually on premises when they checked-out of the hotel this morning.
In the afternoon Dave and I went for a drive to visit a few of the statues out in the surrounding desert that we had not previously seen.
Then we turned west to an area with many statues of rams, sheep and babies! Very cute. Ram Rams competing for a love-interest Stand back, buddy - she's MINE!
This sheep has a just-born lamb - with two rams fighting in the background Near the sheep are statues of a miner and his horse Can you see the fighting rams in the distance? If you are interested, I have previously posted photos of other statues in the Borrego Springs area: April 2009 and April 2010, where I am coincidentally wearing EXACTLY the same thing I wore today. Hmmm. Who knew I had a "desert statue viewing" ensemble!
This adventure would be enough for most people, but DT wanted to drive up Coyote Canyon at the northern-most part of the valley. This sand road is very rough. Our all-wheel drive Honda CRV handled most of the road well in 2nd gear (occasionally My Driver had to switch to 1st gear!). But we knew ahead was a 3-foot high creek with rushing water that we would not be able to traverse, so we stopped at a picnic area three miles up the canyon and turned around.
We are adventurous, but we are not crazy.