Favorite Travel Quotes

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts."
-- Mark Twain
Innocents Abroad

"Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey." -- Fitzhugh Mullan

"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving." -- Lao Tzu

Desert Delights

©Bert Gildart: With the rising sun striking Indian Head Mountain and our Airstream parked amidst cactus, palms and lemon bushes, Janie and I have concluded that we’re certainly enjoying delights only associated with the desert.

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Desert Delights as provided by Springs at Borrego, a campground that has the good fortune of being engulfed by Anza Borrego Desert State Park, largest state park in U.S.


This morning it’s comfortably cool and the weather man has promised that the high will relax somewhere in the low 80s.  A good day to ride bikes and look around and see all we’ve enjoyed in the past:  hikes up Palm Canyon, climbs to the top of Coyote Peak.  Which reminds me:  my but did the coyotes howl last night.  Inside our Airstream their voices sounded like an enchanting song, and we’re happy once again to be back in the desert.

We’re in good health, surrounded by beauty, and consider ourselves very lucky to be where we are. Part of our day’s work load will be to sit outside and watch the clouds drift by.




*Milkweed and the Monarch Butterfly


3 Responses to “Desert Delights”

  1. Leigh Says:

    It looks beautiful!!

  2. Karen Says:

    So, Piper broke down in tears last night because she misses you guys so much. Although your current location looks beautiful, you need to come hang out in the Northeast. :)

  3. Ron Niebrugge Says:

    I showed Janine this photo right after you posted it – made us very “homesick” for the road if that makes sense! Receiving 27 inches of rain during the month of September didn’t help any – some of that warm, dry climate sure looks inviting! See you this winter!

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