7:35 am - Tuesday - December 14th - Anza Borrego Desert, CA - 55° F, 61% humidity, wind 4 mph out of the south......lots of clouds this morning, and rain is on the way, we think....forecast high today is 66° F. I usually wait until the next day to show pictures of today, but when we opened our bedroom curtains around 6:30 am this morning we scrambled quickly to get dressed, and outside to take the following pictures......this place is literally one of the most magical places we have visited over the 10 years we have been traveling fulltime in our Newell.....these pictures perfectly illustrate that fact....↴
.....I just had to share these pictures in real time.
Over the years we have been coming to the Anza Borrego Desert we have hiked a lot, biked a lot, and seen just about everything in the area there is to see, and since we arrived here this year we've really only gone into town a few times, and spent the rest of our time right here at our boondock site. Nevertheless, I was getting a little restless and decided to see if I could find some hot springs within a reasonable driving distance. Warner Hot Springs, only 36 miles away, has been closed since the beginning of the 'pandemic', so was out of the question. There are hot springs located on the eastern side of the Salton Sea, but they are 75 miles away.....that's a long way to drive for a two hour soak, right? I finally found this little out of the way place about 47 miles from us called Agua Caliente Springs, which is part of the larger Agua Caliente County Park near Shelter Valley. TLE and I decided to make the 52 minute drive over on Monday leaving around 11:20 am, and arriving around 12:10 pm.....
.....in spite of the cloudiness our solar panels managed to get our house batteries back to 100% charge. Monday was a nice change of pace, and loved Agua Caliente Springs!