Wednesday, February 4 - We returned to Borrego Springs, CA, this morning to see the many metal sculptures scattered around the desert. These freestanding life-size creatures are the gifts of visionary town benefactor Dennis Avery. The sculptures sit on his private parcels known as Galleta Meadows Estates.
The sculptures are crafted of metal by sculptor Ricardo Breceda of Temecula, CA. Breceda welds scrap reinforcement bars, wire, and metal together and then adds life-like texture like scales and hair. It is amazing the detail he has added to the metal sculptures.
There are 130 life-size sculptures easily accessible from Borrego Springs Road, north and south. There are maps available at the Visitor's Center and other outlets around town.
Of course, Marsha had to take pictures of all 130 sculptures. It seemed to Paul she succeeded, but in reality she came up a little short. Paul liked the Serpent and Jeep the best.
Marsha preferred the Grasshopper and Scorpion.
The sculptures are amazing and another not to be missed adventure. If you would like to see more, please click here.
We not only get to experience gorgeous sunsets…
We were able to witness the moon coming up over the mountains.
We really enjoyed our stay in the Borrego Springs/Julian area. Please know that there are many areas that do not have any cellphone service of any kind in this area. Shop before you arrive. There is only a little market in Borrego Springs and Julian. Our WIFI did not work at our campground, but the campground had three separate WIFI connections that we were able to us. If you are looking for a peaceful, gorgeous, relaxing place to spend any time at all, consider the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day.