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Monday, January 26, 2009

Rocked To Sleep By The Wind

This will be the 3rd night of howling overnight winds,the only saving grace being that with the dawn,usually comes a calming of the winds and a warm sun rises over the hills to the east.
Such is the hard life we endure as the temperatures struggle to rise to 70(22)degrees.
Such was the case yesterday,Sunday,but a great day to hike up the small mountain behind us and check out the view.
Its amazing how much ground this old guy can cover in just 30 minutes as I did my Billy-Goat imitation,climbing the sometimes disappearing trail to the top, with a good view of the valley below, and the Clark dry lake bed with the R.V's spread out with a much larger spacing than seen from the camping area.
I watched as a small dark object was leaving our campsite,it was Ron and Sue heading off to meet some birding people who know this area.
I found another trail down,so made a round trip of it.That was about the extent of my Sunday.
Ron and I did have an interesting talk before hand with a fellow camper who walked over to visit after breakfast.He was from Washington state and told us a bit about the area we are parked in.He told us that this was a big gravel operation a few years back,which explains why its so lacking in desert plant life,but it is slowly coming back.At least its not as dusty as other places that we've boondocked.

Above are some more examples of the metal art work spread out along the road leading north of town.
Here is an explanation:
History is unfolding in a town already filled with its own unique historical milestones,Borrego Springs with the first placement of the gomphotherium free standing art structures.These creatures lived in the area about 3 million years ago.

Dennis Avery,land owner of Galleta Meadows Estates in Borrego Springs envisioned the idea of adding "free standing art" to his property with original steel welded sculptures created by Perris Jurassic park owner/artist/welder,Ricardo Breceda based in Perris, California.

So there you have it although the top pic certainly isn't a Jurassic creature,but quite imposing to stand beside.Many more to follow.

Here is a final thought for the day: "Light travels faster than sound.This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak."

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