Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Back with the WINs for Thanksgiving

The WINs' Thanksgiving celebration in the desert is one of their largest gatherings all year. Located just outside Borrego Springs, CA and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, we are surrounded by mountains.

On the way here, I stopped off at Holtville Hot Springs. This is a great hot spring, well maintained, and easy to get to. It's just east of the Van Der Linden exit of I-8, and is visible from the interstate.

Anza-Borrego is the largest state park in California, and contains 500 miles of dirt roads. The most popular hike is the one up Palm Canyon, to the little oasis of palm trees in the distance.

This year, I finally got to see some Bighorn Sheep. There are five in the picture, although they are hard to see. Just look for the white butts.

Another thing we always do is the trip up to the tiny town of Julian for one of Mom's Apple Pies.

They do a booming business!

Today we got our 12 precooked turkeys, and some of the guys carved them while the women supervised. The smell was heavenly, and I can't wait for the feast tomorrow.


  1. A lurker enjoying your blog for several years (also a WIN). How long do/can RVers stay in the small Yuma BLM area next to the VFW? I see one, or more RVs, everytime that I depart from Quartzsite (in Feb) visiting cousins (@9400 N Frontage/Y) who've "hung up their keys).

    Happy Thanksgiving..........

  2. Hi Lurker!

    That piece of BLM land is a 14-day limit area, and they enforce it vigorously.

  3. got it........thanks.

  4. That's an awful lot of Turkey and Pie :~)

    Jan and I would still be in the Hot Spring.


  5. Makes me kinda hongry again.


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