You are now entering the desert.
The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
How to get there:
Follow the long and winding road.
Try not to blow away in windy San Gorgonio Pass.
Float by the inland Salton Sea below sea level, saltier than the ocean.
and wind some more…
and–you have arrived in ocotillo paradise and brittlebush heaven!
Reasons to visit:
Frolicking with family and friends is fun!
The log-balancing act
The bend-the-palm feat
The rock-top-pose stunt
The we-made-it-to-Maidenhair Falls smile
And there’s more!
Wildflowers that startle and delight
Vistas that dazzle and inspire
making flowers while the spring sun shines
Teddy bear Cholla cuddly and soft–NOT!
Barrel Cactus barelling toward the sky
Ocotillo masquerading as cactus
Beavertail Cactus showing off with heartstopping brilliance
Memories carved in stone
There’s nothing like the present for making marvelous memories to look back on in the future. The path not taken calls. I will return.
I hope you’ll join me!