After leaving San Diego we headed back to Twenty Nine Palms, via Anza-Borrego Desert Park. I'd been there once before with my parents on a motorcycle club ride, only we were in a car because I was along. I didn't remember much else other than it was nice for a Sunday drive. A Sunday drive if yours involve getting car sick. Jake actually got sick. Now I remembered why the motorcycle club liked that drive....It was very curvy, with roller coaster like highs and lows. As long as we drove extra slow, we didn't have to pull over too often.
All that rain the last week really help contribute to the early blooms. We were so lucky, we even got to see the Ocotillos in bloom.
I never knew how much I liked flowers before, but this trip is definitely making me more aware of them, and wanting more. I don't remember seeing flowers in Colorado, all I can think of at this point is how cold it's going to be when we get back, and how dirty the snow will most likely be, if it's not completely muddy by now. Let's not think about that and focus on Joshua Tree National Park.
We're back, and it's brighter than ever.
The flowers were even good enough to drag the kids from the Nintendo's.
And allow a rare shot of me. I got my haircut while in San Diego, although this shot doesn't quite show it totally.
We walked through the Cholla Cactus garden, others call them jumping cactus but the kids like to call them teddy bears. Not very cuddly, but they are cute.
Just be sure to watch where you step!
Or someone will be forced to do this:
Someone other than me, of course.