Sunday, March 1, 2020

Family is everything.......

7:08 am - Sunday - March 1st - Borrego Springs, CA - 60° F, 44% humidity, wind 11 mph out of the north by northwest......actually, right here it is CALM.....no wind whatsoever, so go figure.....I'm not complaining....it was very windy all last night until about 3 am this morning when it just stopped.  Forecast high for today is 67° F.

It was a little breezy first thing Saturday morning, however, the winds stayed away until late morning, but they did come.  We began our day around 9 am driving down to Calcite Road to hike the slot canyon with our kids and grand kids.  We've made this hike several times over the past few years, but it never gets old, especially when you are taking someone there for the first time.......

 At the entrance

 Getting narrower


 Nick and Charlie clowning around

 Getting very narrow








 Back at the entrance


....of course with any first time visit to Borrego Springs one must be introduced to Galleta Meadows, and the metal sculptures.......






.....and for sure you must see the 'Sand Serpent'.....

 Everyone says I have a big head.....finally found someone with a bigger one

 Selfie shenanigans in the car

.....after Galleta Meadows we ventured into town to Big Horn Fudge for some ice cream....by this time it was after 1 pm, and the winds had arrived in full force, so no alfresco dining this day.  The ice cream was the perfect interlude before heading home to get out of the wind, and take a nap.

We had planned to get 'take out' in town and bring it home for dinner outdoors, but the winds put a kibosh on those plans.  Instead we drove into town around 4:15 pm for an early dinner at Kesling's Kitchen (Yelp gives them 4 stars on over 200 reviews) for some flatbread pizza, which is their specialty, and is it ever special....wish I had taken a picture of mine!  The also have numerous beers on tap, which is always a bonus.

They have an ample selection of draft and bottled brews

We were home just before 6 pm, and caught a little bit of sunset magic.....not much, but just enough.......




.....the winds were even more ferocious when we returned so we all retired to our individual 'homes' for the evening.  The wind continued to howl until around 3 am this morning, but as I write it is dead CALM.

We didn't get to do everything I wanted to do, but I think it was just enough for Nick, Kate, Charlie and Jolene.  Now they have been introduced to the magic that is the Anza Borrego Desert, and I hope they will return many times to continue exploring every nook and cranny of this amazing place.  We so loved having them visit for the weekend, and even though weather conditions were not optimal, we all had a wonderful time together.....family is everything!

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