Borrego Springs, California: The weather today was the best of the week (so far). Outstanding. We ran, we tidied the bus and we spent a lot of time outdoors.
Kathy & Woody were heading out on a walk as I was returning from my run. Isn’t Kathy sweet to snap a photo of me speeding along? Such a pathetically slow situation… but no matter how slow I run, I’m still running faster than anyone laying on their couch. 5.24 miles for this old fat lady today.
In the afternoon, Woody and Kathy took us for a drive to see a few Galleta Meadows sculptures they had yet to see.
This scorpion is poised to attack a grasshopper…
…but DT seemed like an easier target.
The newest addition to the collection is a huge serpent/dragon/rattle snake creature. Notice how the creatures snakes in and out of the ground? It even passes under the road at one point. Incredible.
We drove to a citrus stand for a massive $3 bag of oranges, and then headed up the S22, towards Ranchita, to stop at the same vista point we visited a few days ago.
Lewis Clark DT points out different landmarks from the scenic overlook.
The air was a bit clearer today than last Wednesday. The Salton Sea, the largest lake in California, is easy to see in the distance.
This afternoon, I baked a few taters that needed some attention and made gnocchi… except, after our indulgences yesterday, decided to make them heart-healthy. Egg whites instead of eggs and olive oil and sage instead of butter and sage. Toasted walnuts as a garnish, instead of cheese. Served with tossed greens, the meal was carb-happy for the runner in us.
Until my next update, I remain, your tired correspondent.
RV PARK: The Springs at Borrego RV Resort & Golf Course. One of our very favorite RV parks on the west coast. Sites are large and each has a nice cement patio and picnic table. Cement 50 amp pull-throughs with full service. There are also different varieties of citrus trees all over, so you will never be lacking for a cocktail garnish in the winter. 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 $69 per night for a “premium” site.