I drive up to the Peg Leg monument and put some paperbacks in the mailbox.
Blog reader Patty (www.petarock.com) sees me and walks over with her little dog, Bella. (We arranged yesterday to meet at nine this morning.)
Bridget and Spike tumble out of the PTV, and , of course, immediately give Bella the going over, sniffing head to toe. Bella takes it in stride.
What a little cutie!
Patty shows us Bella’s stroller.
Next the crew and I go into Borrego Springs.
I want to see the rest of Ricardo Breceda’s metal sculptures which are located along Borrego Springs Road, south of town. I park and let the crew out. Together we walk over to a couple of sculptures. I take a few photos, and I realize it’s not the right time. Too hot and the light is too harsh.
“We should do this another day, early in the morning. Let’s go.”
I know! We’ll go to the Visitor’s Center. It’s an excellent facility displaying various native plants outside and showcasing desert animals inside. I browse the gift shop and read some of the area’s history. I can’t stay long because the crew is out in the PTV. I take some photos of the animals in the exhibits.
Can you identify these?
Next stop is PAWS thrift store.
I already scoped out the Frugal Coyote the last time we were in town. It’s very nice as far as thrift stores go. It wasn’t my lucky day, and I didn’t find anything I wanted.
Today is my lucky day!
On the way out I bump into Patty, pushing Bella in her stroller. Bella looks happy to have it all to herself again.
At this point I realize I forgot to eat breakfast. I’m starving!
On the way back to camp I consider staying here for another week, maybe longer. The land we’re camped on is private, so there isn’t a day limit to concern us. The town and surrounds are interesting and fun. Water, propane, dump station, groceries, and gas are all within a reasonable distance. The weather is perfect — warm in the day and pleasantly cool in the evening. We save a bundle by not moving.
Most important of all, we like it here!