Bye Bye Borrego Springs…Or Rather Adieu
So sadly we’ve come to the end of our time at Borrego Springs. This is the third time we’ve been here and everytime we come I always wonder why we don’t stay longer. It’s one of the nicest boondocking spots I know with a really cool little town next door, a cute Friday farmer’s market and literally thousands of places & trails to explore.
There’s Ghost Mountain & the Story of Marshall South , the most excellent Slot Canyons, fabulous Monster Art In The Desert, and that’s really just touching the surface! What about the Wind Caves, the Badlands, the Pumpkin Patch and other intriguing spots? If you really want to dive into how much there is to do here just check out The Bayfield Bunch and some of the many blog posts of the area that they’ve done over the years (just search “Anza Borrego” on their blog). Al and Kelly probably know more about Borrego Springs than almost any other boondocker and I often refer back to their old posts for ideas on interesting places to see.
But this year we’ve been lazy…..veeeery lazy. I knew it up-front as soon as we got into our spot. It was just sooooo nice, soooo very relaxing that we whiled away most of our time simply gawking at the view and hanging around the RV with the 12 paws. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, mind you. The glory of nature can be appreciated just as well from your back yard, especially when the yard is as attractive as this one. And given we are mere slaves to our kitties, if the feline queens want to spend the day sunning in our chairs we stay put! Or, that’s my excuse anyway.
And then there’s been the socializing, and you just know I’m a social gal. Put me in the boonies with a view to a rig and my curiosity will eventually drag me over to start a conversation. With RV Sue And Her Canine Crew practically right next door I got into the habit of rambling down with Polly for a lazy afternoon chat. There’s nothing quite like the happy wiggly butt greeting of two little doggies to capture your heart and Spike and Bridget definitely wound their way in there. Plus it’s always fun to chin-wag about life with interesting folks.
We also spent several doggie afternoons with Sue & Dave, got a visit from other blog readers and even managed to bump into friends of mutual friends. Our last morning in the desert we saw a rugged off-road beast park a ways down from our site. Interestingly enough we’d heard about this very rig from some friends of ours and when the couple came walking by I jumped in to ask if they knew our buddies. Indeed they did and five minutes later we were chatting and learning about their plans to travel the world in their new super-rig. Pretty cool!
But our travels have moved us on. As we drove off we wove goodbye to RV Sue and our new friends and motored the hills towards the ocean. We’re back in San Diego for a month and seeing our first day of rain since summer. It’s strangely odd to be in an RV park again. I love the boonies and feel so very in touch with nature when I’m out there, but I also enjoy civilization. It’s the two opposing sides of my personality and I’m thankful RVing gives me both of them. Adieu, my dear Borrego….we will definitely meet again.