We were scheduled to leave The Springs at Borrego Springs RV Resort tomorrow morning and we really didn't have anywhere else to go during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The boondocking areas in the nearby desert aren't as appealing as they always were, due to some State Park rule changes so we were unsure of where we'd be cooking our turkey this year.
Lucky for us, there have been a few cancellations at the last minute here so we'll move a few sites over in the morning and then stay put until December 1. December 1! I can't believe its almost Christmas....where has the time gone.
Yesterday Dave and John played 18 holes on the Resort's golf course and Pam and I did a bit of shopping.
|we just walk to the 1st tee - nice|
Today, after second cup, we all hit the links for a quick 9 holes. The weather is due to take a cold downturn so we only played 9 holes to leave time for a drive out to Fonts Point to view a sunset over the badlands. We could see the weather change begin in the growing clouds overhead.
|When children with wheels appear, Lew quietly crawls up on Dave's lap for safety.|
This makes it hard for Dave to drink his coffee.
riding bikes, operating remote control cars, playing hide and seek, skate boarding, picnicking outdoors, staying up late. Not wonderful fun for Mr. Lewis. He'll survive, but he won't be thankful for much til Monday.
So, back to golf. It was a beautiful and warm day, our last 80 degree day for a little while, so we took full advantage. The wind was pretty frisky and kicked up sand in a few of the more open areas.
|see our motorhomes in the background?|
|a few Ocotillo are beginning to bloom|
|a beautiful course|
After golf we ate lunch, got a few household things done, grabbed some warm jackets and piled in John and Pam's jeep for the ride out to Fonts Point. The route took us about 4 miles down a wide, deep sand wash into the Borrego Badlands in Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
|standing on the edge of the incredible badlands|
We arrived just after the sun had disappeared behind the mountains. The sky was unremarkable and the few people there were returning to their vehicles, disappointed in the sunset. Pam knew better. She tried to explain to one group that the sky would soon be afire, but they didn't believe her and left. More sunset for us I say!
|hold on to your hat John!|
We used the time to take a few pictures of the dramatic landscape and each other.
And, sure enough the clouds began to turn pink in a few places. Then a few more and in just a few minutes the whole sky was blazing with color. You were right Pam!
We drove home in the dark (even though it was only 5:30....) and ended a lovely day at Carmelitas little Mexican restaurant for margaritas and dinner. Sigh.
|thanks for the picture Pam -|
its my best side!