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)