Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Journey from Borrego Springs to Julian to San Diego

 We stayed at the Borrego Springs Golf Resort and Spa ... just for the night and headed out after a good night's sleep for Julian and then on homeward.

Apparently grapefruit grow splendidly in the area in the climate of the Anza Borrego Desert there were plenty at the resort

We missed the opportunity to photograph the Dome cacti but on the road out of Borrego Springs we stopped to photograph the display of prehistoric animals of the area ( a huge geological interest area ) The steel welded models were placed there by the late Dennis Avery, ( Avery labels) land owner in Borrego Springs who envisioned the idea of adding 'free standing art' to his property. They were created by artist/welder Ricardo Breceda based in Perris, California. There are over 130 metal sculptures located in Borrego Springs and look magnificent against the mountain backdrop.

 The trim best sister in the world, who drove through the mountains and the traffic and the maze of roads back into San Diego.

 We stopped in the town of Julian and roamed around but first shared a slice of the "best apple pie in the world". These people left it later than us to do the sampling and there were queues all over the town waiting to get in for their lunch and share of the apple pies.

 Michele was happy we got our white Christmas and didn't have to drive through the snow as such. Earlier we saw some snow ploughs and commented on what would they do up here? We found out soon enough :).

A bit of whimsy as there is not enough whimsy in the world.

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