Friday – March 27, 2015
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Borrego Springs, California
With the temperature approaching 100 degrees, it was not prudent to do any hiking today. We decided this would be the perfect day to take a tour of Borrego Springs.
We visited the library to use their WiFi for our laptop computer and our Amazon Fire HD.
We visited the Bighorn Fudge Co., makers of handcrafted fudge products. They also have great ice cream cones and dishes. We purchased three, one pound packages, of their fudge: chocolate with walnuts, mint and chocolate, and amaretto and chocolate. They had a special: buy two and get one free. Not done yet, we each had one of their fantastic ice cream cones!
When we arrived in Borrego Springs on Thursday, we passed the Borrego Valley Airport. We noticed there were several single-engine, single occupant, experimental-type aircraft, parked on the tarmac. We paid a return visit today to take some pictures. Much to our surprise, they were having a competitive flying contest. We joined numerous other spectators to watch the pilots put their aircraft through heart-stopping aerial maneuvers. The American Legion Post 853 provided food and drink. Musical entertainment was provided by a very talented couple that prompted a few of the women spectators to get up and dance.
We toured the 12-mile stretch of highway on San Diego County Highway S3 from Borrego Springs to California Highway 78. Within a few miles we came upon Galleta Meadows, LLC, a privately owned desert estate, open to the public. The estate is infiltrated with metal sculptures of a prehistoric bird, wild horses, and elephants. A few miles further down the road, we encountered another sculpture of a dinosaur. The intricate detail of these sculptures is extraordinary.
Tomorrow another adventure begins.