Mines!!!

Good day out there! It is Thursday, February 11, 2021 and you and I have made it to see another day, and that is a good thing. Life has been good. Hubby and I have been busy making changes to the house. Changes that will make life easier for both of us. It is nice looking to my right and seeing him sleeping on the couch with the girls, Taco Belle and Jenny. It is so nice to be exhausted from things that we wanted to experience and do and not because health reasons. Speaking of the couch, I love it! I saw it two years ago at a local discount furniture store and finally got it! The chair though, it will be coming in a few months as it is a popular item. I can’t wait! Good things, I tell ya, like speaking to my sister that I have not spoken to in a few years. Really, I had been thinking about her and often bring her up as well as the other sisters in my posts as they were and are a major part in my life no matter how long we go without communication. Even at fifty, I still feel like the little sister that they had to protect or felt like I was not mature enough to handle. Also, I noticed that we all have our own memories of our parents and none of them are wrong. “My Dad! My Mom!” is often a common phrase between us. However, as I listened to my second youngest sister speak, I tried my best to not interrupt or correct her memories, even if it they felt like they were being told by an only child. Trust me, we, seven in total, including our parents, lived in a 3 bedroom house with only one precious bathroom. I can now appreciate why my siblings flew the coop as fast as they could. Maybe, just maybe, I will get my little sister wish and get to have all of us girls together in the same room, breathing the same air. Okay Universe, get to work! Here is a little music break from another frequent flier on the great music list of my life, the Barenaked Ladies! I found the perfect one! Please press play…

Yes it is time to let it go. Forgive but not forget. Funny but this is recorded in a bathroom. I called the bathroom in our one bathroom house, the Library as I spent alone time in there reading as it was the only place I could find peace.

Hubby is home this week on a “working” vacation as he has cleared out our upstairs bedroom so that we can turn it into an office/entertainment room. We have taken a few breaks to take our breakfast or dinner drives around the Coachella Valley. A few days ago we headed south down the Salton Sea Highway toward Borrego Springs. During the drive there, we spotted objects off in the distance it looked like parachutes.

That tiny half-moon shape is a paraglider above Highway 86.

We saw that there were a number of gliders flying threw the air and I got all excited and asked Hubby to stop so I could watch and take a few photos and video.

How cool is that? Those light spot are sun rays.

I had to look away a few times as they flew in front of the sun. The photo above was taken when I turned away and pointed the Sony right at the sun and started clicking photos. We spent around 10 minutes watching and then got back into the car and headed to our destination which was only about 15 minutes from that point.

We arrived at the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park & Visitor Center around 9 AM. There were many visitors at that time in the morning. The temperature was perfect, not too cold and not to hot. I imagined what it would look like at night. We do plan on staying at one of the local hotels the next time we are there so we can check out the night sky.

This is the view East.

We met a few of the volunteers and they offered to answer any questions we may have. I politely declined as I wanted to explore and discover on my own. Next time, I will surely be asking questions.

It was quite a learning experience, that is for sure. Many of the desert plants had signs indicating their genus. There is this one look out over the visitor center. The views were picturesque.

It was easy walking around on the little trails and can be accessed even with mobility aids.

After we left there, we headed South and over the mountain toward Hemet. I kept my eyes closed through many parts in the trip through the mountain. Luckily, I opened them just in time to see a field of cattle and horses!

I think this is along Highway 78 Westbound.

Our whole trip lasted about 5 hours. We drove back home down Highway 74. Today we plan to head West! Not sure what the weather has in store for us but I am sure that I will like it no matter what as I have been anxious to get out of the desert and see some old familiar sites.

To you dear reader, thank you for the visit. May your day be full of adventure and happy surprises. Be cool, be kind and always review the facts! Hugs to you and you and YOU!

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  1. It’s a beautiful drive down to Anza-Borrego State Park. It’s been several years since I’ve been there, and now that I can walk easier, I should go back. Wish we’d get some rain though, so there’d be lots of spring wildflowers.

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    1. Hope you get a chance to check it out. The trails at the park were easy to walk on. That is right, we had lots of rain a few years ago and then the super bloom. We didn’t get a chance to check it out.

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