I woke up yesterday and decided it was a good time to take a drive to Borrego Springs to see the sculptures of Ricardo Breceda that are located north of there in Galleta Meadows.
It was about an hour and a half drive that involved driving the Montezuma Valley Road. As I crested the peak and started descending, the views were just gorgeous of the valley. I was sure glad I was driving the car though, and not the rig.
I stopped at the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce to get a map to find the huge sculptures. I had a more than enthusiastic volunteer try to talk me into buying all kinds of things from tee shirts to books about the sculptures. I was finally able to escape, and be on my way.
First up were Gomphotheres…
…and Camelops. I guess 11:00 in the morning isn’t the best time for photos. The sun was very bright, and the white sand just reflected the light. I was a little disappointed in my pics. All of the sculptures are off of the road and surrounded by rather soft sand. I took Merikay’s advice and parked on the side of the road rather than chancing that my little car would get mired in the sand. Most of them are within easy walking distance.
These sculptures are very interesting to see close up. Lots of detail involved. I’m not going to include pics of all of them, just a few of my favorites.
This mythical serpent/dragon is the main reason I came here. I just wanted to see it!
I just can’t imagine how many pictures have been taken of this creature. I’ve seen photos of it on several different blogs, and was happy I finally got to see it in person. It alone was worth the trip. Very cool beans!
I brought Emma along on this little trip, and the day turned out to be much warmer than I had thought it would be. We stopped at Anza-Borrego State Park on the way back, but dogs are only allowed in the parking lots, campground, and on the dirt roads. With the heat, that meant I stayed in the car with the AC on to eat my picnic lunch in a parking lot.
Before going on this little excursion, I had stopped at the resort campground to see if I could extend my stay here by another week. I was able to do that. I need to have some work done on the rig, and this seemed liked a good place to have that done. With the extra week, I was able to schedule things for next week. That was a relief to me.
I’m also seriously considering putting my name on the waiting list for a permanent site at this Escapees park. I believe I could be comfortable here. I’ll spend the next ten days taking advantage of all the amenities and getting a better feel for things. That really wasn’t on my radar when I decided to stop here, but sometimes things happen for a reason.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy