Saturday, January 31 - We delayed as long as possible this morning from pulling out of Yuma, AZ, because we knew we would be crossing into the Pacific Time Zone minutes after leaving Yuma. We didn't want to arrive at our next campground too early.
We headed West on I-8 to El Centro, CA. We pulled over at the rest area for a short bathroom break and were treated to an air show by the Blue Angels. They winter in the area and were out practicing this morning.
In El Centro, CA, we turned North on the Imperial Highway (CA S2). What a wonderful scenic drive S2 is all the way to Anza Borrego Desert State Park. We enjoyed this drive immensely.
We are staying at the Stagecoach Trails RV and Horse Ranch. What a find! We nearly have the park to ourselves. The sites are nice and level with barbecue grills, fire rings, picnic tables, 50amp FHU, gravel sites, and gravel roads. We are in Site 139 but can use 144 right next to us too.
We are surrounded by mountains on all sides. This is the view out our back window. (Please ignore the dirt on the window.)
There is a beautiful log post and beam shelter house, a lodge, a store, basketball courts, and a hiking trail. We are between Julian and Borrego Springs and nearly surrounded by the Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
We drove into Borrego Springs (about 20 minutes away over the mountain) to fuel up the truck. We don't want to risk running out of fuel out here in no-man's land. Fuel was $3.29/gallon compared to $2.39 in Yuma.....gotta love California!
On the way home, we kept our eyes peeled for Peninsular bighorn sheep and sure enough, we spotted a couple way up the mountain. What amazing and beautiful creatures. We spent nearly 20 minutes watching them roam the rocky mountainside before heading on down the road. Hopefully, we'll see more of them while hiking in the area.
To borrow a phrase from Judy…The End!
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!