Clark Dry Lake
You will never guess what was on the desert mountain top when we came outside Saturday morning.
Keeping in mind that the days have been very hot, would you believe snow at about six thousand feet? And it lasted well into the day.
Our day was a bit cooler and we had a full day of activities on our agenda.
The visitors center and the Anza Borrego Foundation and the Begole Research center were hosting an Archaeology Weekend.
There were seminars and activities for adults and children.
Clay pots were created by budding artists. As they were working the clay, they heard how the Native Americans, in this case the Kumeyaay, made water vessels, bowls and other useful items for their everyday living.
There were Kumeyaay attending to sell their pottery, jewelry, and to demonstrate weaving with reeds and grasses.
I was eager to ask the ladies questions. I tried the small amount of Spanish that I know to no avail. Thank goodness there was a translator. The ladies speak their own Kumeyaay language!
There was also a display of native plants and their uses by the Native Americans.
When I grew up, the Native Americans were called Indians. Now, that term is 'politically incorrect.' I agree. Native Americans were here longer than our ancestors, unless your ancestors are natives that is.
The visitor's center was crowded with guests there to learn about the animals and the culture of the area.
The extra volunteer staff was extremely busy answering questions, selling merchandise and giving directions.
Each display had visitors learning about the birds and animals that populate the Anza Borrego Desert.
How many animals can you find in the photograph on the right? Can you name them?
The day ended with a silent auction and ice cream social at the Begole Research Center.
They served chocolate and vanilla ice cream with every topping that you can imagine.
The volunteer on the right was also making root beer floats. All a nice treat on a warm spring afternoon.
For the auction, there were almost two hundred items donated by Borrego Springs businesses.
Many beautiful items were displayed, but they were too large or too heavy for a motorhome. We went home empty handed.
This is one of our favorite destinations. It is relatively close to our daughter, Jojo. And we have so much more to see and do here at the Anza Borrego State Park.
Thank you for visiting today and a big thank you for shopping Amazon through our blog.
God bless you - especially during this Holy Week as we remember the life, death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus.