Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Road to Anza Borrego

Plenty of sunshine, lots  of  spring wildflowers, pleasant weather and  scenic view   await the road trip in southern California. Your eyes would be full  but you would crave  to go deeper and chase  wild flowers, rocks, mountains and canyons of  the  600,000 acres of  life and color of Anza Borrego State Park.  With that said attractions,  a day trip is not enough. And who would stay in a resort in Palm Springs if you can camp  and see the sky full of stars at night in the desert. Ok, we're tourists  and not locals who are used to stay in RV and camp out. But yeah, 'maybe the next time we got lost, we might find a way to life just like desert where wildflowers and cactuses grow naturally and find its way to survive.

We  passed by Coachella Valley, Indio, Palm desert and Salton Sea. But what's supposed to be the Anza Borrego which is on   our  top destination now has become another next spot to visit. We went off the road like a jeep trail. I drove a few miles of uneven and cracked road like it has been damaged by the earthquake. Believing smooth road is ahead and  there was no vehicle along with us or coming from opposite side,  I pushed a few more miles. It was an empty road that seemed to be abandoned.  I guessed when I googled that the two wheel drive is ok  and  off road jeeps are not necessary  only meant for those coming from the east.  Seeing this sign "5mile off-road ahead" made me a quick u-turn.   GPS pointed me to other direction.  Know before you go.  I'm trying to outsmart Google here.  Added to that chills, my  celphone showed no service and that's when I decided to go back to highway  and headed the resort.

The Anza Borrego is just right there, it may not be our luck this time but there's more spring to come and our eyes already feasted  with the beautiful lined palm trees.  The photo below is from Joshua Tree National Park as we enter the  desert. Yes. I also thought we're going straight to Oasis Resort in Palm Springs.  The park is just as  spectacular and thats in my next post.

1 comment:

  1. I'd be happy sleeping while you drive. Mahaba habang tulugan yan!


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