Monday, March 10, 2008

Desert in Bloom

We've been wanting to see the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in bloom for the past few years, but hadn't made it out there before now. I've been keeping up with the "Flower Watch" that's on their web site to see when was the best time to visit and see the wildflowers in bloom, and it looked like this weekend was as good a time as any. So we drove there on Sat. (about a 2.5 hour drive) and after a quick stop at the visitors center, drove to the canyons that were in full bloom. It was beautiful! The lady at the visitors center highly recommended taking time to 4-wheel drive through some of the washes, so we did and had a great time! It wasn't too rugged, since it's mostly flat out there, but there are some deep sand pits where you could get stuck if you don't have a 4-wheel drive vehicle. My CR-V came through, and we spent way more time than we expected off-roading through the desert. We want to go back sometime, maybe in the fall, when the weather is as nice as it is in the spring. It felt like summertime, which we're both ready for! Here are some of the best photos from that beautiful day.