Thursday, February 27, 2020

An unexpected journey.......

7 am - Thursday - February 27th - Borrego Springs, CA - 50° F, 26% humidity, wind 1 mph out of the west by northwest.....a few clouds on the eastern horizon, but otherwise clear, blue skies once again.

It used to be that I was the instigator for taking bicycle rides, and most of the time I still am, however, TLE has now entered the fray suggesting rides she would like to take on her new eBike.  Imagine that?  Wednesday she suggested we extend our ride up to the western edge of Borrego Springs to the other Galleta Meadows steel sculptures which we have not yet visited this time around.  We were off on our eBikes around 11 am heading down S-22 toward Borrego Springs, but instead of heading directly into the village, we turned left on Borrego Valley Road taking it west to Borrego Springs Road where we turned right......



.....where there are a variety of sculptures of horses......


......elephants........


.....saber toothed tigers......


.....giant eagles capturing hapless creatures......


......and dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes...........



.....from Galleta Meadows we continued into the village on Borrego Springs Road ending up at the Big Fudge Factory for another mocha frappuccino, before finishing our ride back to our boondock oasis.  In all we covered 23.5 miles....WOW, that was unexpected.....TLE is still boasting about that mileage, which she did willingly!  We each have our own Garmin cyclocomputers, and mine indicated I burnt 1,350 caloric units......


....we were gone for almost 3 hours, and it was almost 2 pm....where has the day gone?  After a short cool down on the 'lido deck' I changed clothes, got my Kindle, and spent the rest of the afternoon on the 'lido deck' enjoying the afternoon breezes and views......

 I'm a pirate once again!

 Life is tough on the 'lido deck'


......soon it was time for another sunset fire, and the obligatory sunset picture.  TLE filmed the sunset for your view pleasure....it goes fast....


....I managed to capture the crescent moon just below Venus....considering I was using a phone camera it came out rather well, if I don't say so myself.....


.....and just when we thought it was over we got an unexpected bonus around 5:50 pm......


.....when a few wispy clouds were lit up by the sun, now well behind the western mountains.

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