Flat Ruthie and Kongo put the top down and headed out to the desert for some California sunshine and a yearning to find some of the famous spring wildflowers around Borrego Springs. Well, they didn’t find any wildflowers. The found a whole bunch of rocks, some cacti, and a mammoth. Really, a mammoth. Good time had by all.
The Village of Borrego Springs is about an hour and a half east of San Diego and can be reached by California Highway 78. A bonus is getting to drive through historic Julian on the way. There are also Indian casinos throughout the eastern part of San Diego Country.
Learn about the animal sculptures in the desert here. There are several just outside Borrego Springs showing the animals that lived in the area hundreds of thousands of years ago.
Next week Flat Ruthie flies to Washington DC with Kongo. Maybe they will have better luck finding cherry blossoms than they did with the desert wildflowers.
Read all about Flat Ruthie and all of her other adventures at cardboardmetravels.com
Travel Safe. Have fun.
- Anza-Borrego Wildflowers Winter 2/18/12 (naturalhistorywanderings.com)
- Visiting Anza Borrego Desert State Park (sfgate.com)
6 thoughts on “Flat Ruthie Visits The Desert”
Anza Boreggo is my favorite place! Am going to blog about it myself this week. The sculptures are absolutely fabulous – they even have an entire book and trail about them. Will go back another time when the rains come and the wildflowers are abundant. Glad you had fun!
The rangers at the park were apologizing profusely about the lack of flowers. I was hoping for fields of California poppies but not this trip. Some of the cacti are blooming. We needed more rain this year. The animals were quite striking. You kind of do a double-take when you see them and then have to pull over to figure it out.
The Blonde Gypsy will be back in Californi next month and this is helping her get all inspired to venture out of the LA/Orange County area. Always wanted to go to Julian, thanks for giving me even more reason to do so 🙂
Enjoy and thanks for visiting.
Haha! Funny stuff 🙂
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