Thursday, February 11, 2010

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA

Today Morty is in Anza-Borrego State Park for a little more desert exploration. On the way we passed the Salton Sea which was formed in the early 1900's when the Colorodo River was diverted for several years. The temperature was rising into the 70s and there was mist rising from the low sea which obscured the bases of the mountains in the distance -- very beautiful. When we turned off the highway we still had over twenty miles to drive through some spectacular desert. We stopped at the Visitor Center of the Park to see what we should be looking for -- pictures follow.

As a desert park, this one is very enjoyable. We have full hook-ups, at least for one night. The WiFi is free to AT&T Uverse subscribers -- lucky to have remembered to bring my account name and password and lucky to have a site close enough to the ranger station to have a good signal. With all the free WiFi, we are running the Sling-Box to catch up on all our cable and late-night shows -- it's still a little fantastic to think that we are instantly controlling our cable box at home in frigid snowy Ohio and watching the output in sunny desert-dry California. The plumbing is very new and nice, but no soap in the restrooms, and the showers not too surprisingly are twenty-five cents for two minutes. The sites are large, level and the neighbors quiet. The rate is $35 and there is a $2 senior discount.

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