Heavy winter rains and the deep Sierra Nevada snowpack have resulted in the official end of California’s epic drought* and an explosion of wildflowers in the Anza-Borrego desert not seen in many years, bringing more sightseers than the small town of Borrego Springs can handle causing traffic jams, restaurants to run out of food, and tempers to flare. We avoided the crowds by returning to our favorite, peaceful, desert campsite at Agua Caliente County Park where we were greeted by the yellow blooms of the brittlebush…
Early morning sun rays entering our Airstream Safari trailer reminded us to deploy the awning and sun curtain to delay the need to turn on the air conditioner.
Chilled navel oranges are always a refreshing way to start the day, especially in the desert.
Larry began the day by continuing to work on making a banner for the San Diego Corgi Meetup group that we joined last November after seeing the joy our corgis Mac & Tasha had while attending Corgi Nation Beach Day at Huntington Beach* last fall. We and our corgis love the monthly, local outings that are fun and help our corgis develop their social skills.
Larry, who also designed and made our sun curtain, designed the banner and cut out the fabric, lettering and pieces at home. Then, while camping, he positioned, pinned, basted, and sewed the pieces while relocating the table under the moving shade around the trailer.
By mid afternoon, Larry and the corgis enjoyed the air conditioned trailer, while I continued reading Alexander Hamilton outside in the shade and breeze.
Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow, was the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton.*
We celebrated our last camping trip of the season with our wonderful neighbors, Bev and George, by flying the Human Rights Campaign* Equality flag.
Before leaving, George took a photo of our corgis’ first viewing of the nearly completed banner! Bev lovingly donated cotton balls for Larry to stuff the banner’s heart upon our return to San Diego.
The day after returning home, we attended the San Diego Corgi Meetup event, House of England Village Faire, and presented San Diego Corgi Meetup organizer, Geri, with their new banner!
*This is a link to a YouTube video.