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Monday, April 7, 2014

FRIENDS YOU CAN COUNT ON AND BUILDING JOHN'S STRENGTH

Borrego Springs, California

First and foremost, I want to express my heartfelt thank you to those who shared words of encouragement and prayers for me during my April fool's memories.  I could feel your thoughts and prayers and my soul was filled with peace and thankfulness.

John continues to make progress daily.  Of course, some days are better than others.  I cannot imagine what it was like to loose six weeks of life.  He missed, St. Patrick's Day, of course April 1, Easter, and Mother's Day.   

I am working to help him regain the strength he lost over the cold beginning to winter while we were at Tiffin Motorhome Service Center, Gunter Hill COE, (ice storm), Foley Alabama, (too cold and damp for him to be out for any length of time), Mississippi, New Orleans, then Texas.  Everyplace had unseasonably cold, wet days with a good day occasionally sprinkled here and there.  

It was not until we arrived in Quartzsite that he began to venture out for longer periods of time, but I did notice that he did not venture far from the security of the coach.  

So, I have taken the 'bull by the horns' and started him moving longer and further.  Little by little, day by day, he is making progress.  

Wednesday, we woke up to a gorgeous sunrise reflecting off the mountains in the west.                                         It was our first day of accelerated exercise, we drove from Clark Dry Lake to the Anza Borrego State Park Visitor's Center. California. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               We toured the grounds of the Visitor's Center, stopping to see each cacti, tree, the pond, etc.  The 'garden walk' is only a quarter mile, but John was tired at the end. That is a good thing.  We called it a day for walking.


Hedge Hog Cactus


I suggested that we look for more of the desert art donated by Richard Avery.  Here are those we found today.  Some were new to us, some not, but since I lost my camera in Fish Creek at the Wind Caves last year, I wanted more photos.
  




It is interesting to think that animals similar to the ones found in Galetta Meadows roamed this part of the country.  Can you wrap your mind around this fact?




 

 

I believe some of these metal sculptures exhibit the freedom of artistic interpretation.  What is your opinion?

 


 And there is some humor in the art.   
                              We did find our most desired Jeep though, but in the end, we decided it had a bit too much rust. 







January 8, 1774, the Spanish allowed Juan Bautista de Anza, in whose name Anza Borrego was named, along with three padres, twenty soldiers, servants and translators to establish a presence in southern California, then known as Alta.

Here is one of the padres in metal.  Even he had his fur kid with him.  





Returning home we were greeted by partly cloudy skies and gentle breezes. 

Clouds, air currents and temperatures do some beautiful designs in the skies around the mountains of Anza Borrego. One never knows what is going to appear in the sky next. 

Beam me up, Scotty.

It was a great day, full of explorations and discoveries.  That is what we like.  

Thank you for stopping in today, and of course, thank you for shopping Amazon through our blog.  

God bless y'all!  This IS the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice in it.  





14 comments:

  1. Love this place!! We had never heard of it before last winter. So glad we found this park. Glad you are enjoying yourselves:)

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    1. Borrego Springs is a hidden diamond!

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  2. Great to be out in the nicer weather, right?

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    1. Well, Phyllis....it was until the heat wave hit.

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  3. I'm glad you are feeling more peaceful. Jim also needs to be prodded (sometimes I wish I had a cattle prod) to get out and walk. But we have to keep trying. Prayers and hugs girlfriend.

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    1. Sandie, a cattle prod would be a mighty good thing. Thanks for the prayers and hugs.

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  4. Good to see that you getting out and about. Just loved exploring that area around Galetta Meadows.

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    1. George, after 2 winters here, we still have more to see and do.

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  5. Love the sloths. That fresh desert air is so healing and even in the heat is probably the very best place to build up some strength. Remember to take care of you too!

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  6. I wonder how far that place is from Imperial NWR. I'd like to visit there next winter.

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    1. It is approximately 129 miles or 2 hours and 14 minutes according to mapquest.

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  7. I have never heard of this place. It is on Pinterest now. Hoping we get there next winter.

    I love the desert art. And it is hard to beat a cactus in bloom!

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    1. It is a really nice place. You and Paul would enjoy it here.

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