Christmas Circle, Borrego Springs California

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Got up with the sun again today, but was very slow with the coffee and blog reading.  By the time we were done with breakfast it was 10 a.m.

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Not wanting to do much hiking today, Yuma and I jumped in the Jeep for the ten mile drive to Borrego Springs.  There it is at the base of the San Ysidro Mountains.  Wouldn’t it be neat to live here as a kid.   All the energy to hike and explore these mountains, badlands, desert, canyons……  The list goes on forever.

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This town is another one like Ajo, Arizona.  You don’t just stop here passing through on the interstate.  Borrego Springs is a long way from anywhere and unless you specifically plan to come here, you will never come here.  Look it up on the map and you will understand.

As you enter Borrego Springs, the first thing you come to is a circle and within the circle is Christmas Circle Community Park.  One of the few places around with lush green grass.

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Yuma thought it was neat!

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Even I had to sit on it.

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Looking back from Christmas Circle on the road we came in on you can see Font’s Point.  There is a little zoom in the picture.  It’s not really that close.

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On the west side of the circle are the town shops.  Not many.  No stoplights and only one main street heading straight into the mountain.  Walked down the sidewalk and took a few photos of the shops.

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On the way out of town, saw this beautiful fence, so I took this one for Cheryl Dean of Deep Canyon.  She loves fences.

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They have hundreds of metal art sculptures in the outlaying areas of Borrego Springs.  Here is just the first of many to come in later days.

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New neighbors moved in nearby and they have a young female dog named Lula.  Their names are Tom and Martha Ann from Colorado.

Yuma and Lula had a great time running around.  She was just as fast as Yuma.

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See you later.

18 comments:

  1. Fantastic pictures of Christmas Circle and downtown Borrego Springs. I can never get enough of the metal sculptures. You can't imagine how awesome they are up close. I'm so glad Yuma's found a suitable friend! I remember that fence. Very neat.

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    1. Thanks Dolly. The link I posted has such great pictures, I may not put any more out there.

      I got lots of pictures of those two running around in circles.

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  2. Enjoy following your adventures - Here's a chance to win a trivia bet at Carlee's ... Ther IS a stop light in Borrego Springs! It's in the Mayor's office - Mayor Martha (2012-2014) refused to put it up :) Enjoy the sun and sand of Borrego.

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    1. That's interesting, Jeff. I'm glad Martha stood her ground. Sure don't need one. You must be from around here.

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    2. Just checked out your blog, Jeff. Great reading. I think I'll follow along.

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    3. Thanks for following Doug. Your blog is better! My wife has played golf (or was it tennis?) with Mayor Martha. Borrego is our GoTo spot.

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  3. I love your Borrego Sorings and Christmas Circle! And the pics of you and Yuma are fantastic!! It looks like a beautiful day!!

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    1. Another beautiful day. They have so many of them out here. Thank you, Sarah.

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  4. I think it's pretty hard to beat Borrego Springs as one of the best all round places to be.

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    1. Yes, it is. You mentioned being interested in boondocking in Blair Valley. You might want to look at some past blogs by Jeff Pierce in above comment. He has stayed over by the stagecoach road.

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  5. We have never been there but are hoping this will be our year to make it. Between the pictures you have been taking and the ones Al Bossence publishes it just looks so beautiful and peaceful.
    Stay safe and enjoy.

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    1. Hope you two can make it. It is a nice place for a visit. I believe much nicer than Quartzsite.

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  6. It is a wonderful area that we love and will be exploring for a while as well.

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  7. That's good George. I am going to get a map of the park today and pick out some great hiking trails.

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  8. Thank you, Doug! I see you are in Anza Borrego, too! Yes, I LOVE FENCES!!!!! Looks like Yuma has a NEW FRIEND! He is so adorable.

    We headed out to Joshua Tree this afternoon, but the light was so yucky and hubby was in a rotten mood, so we turned around. He's going to fix a steak for dinner, with baked potatoes, and a bottle of wine. Oh, well...some other day! We just take one day at a time!
    Thanks again! Keep in touch!
    Cheryl Ann

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  9. By the way, Doug, if you ever get near Julian or Temecula, the sculptor who does those metal sculptures has a "showroom" (i.e. outdoor exhibit) near the 371 and 79, where it turns and goes up to Warner Springs and Julian. He has about 10 acres there. I did a post on it last summer...I'll dig it up and send you the link. I even met him there once and talked to him. He's a very nice guy. He also has a "showroom" (outdoors) in downtown Old Town Temecula.
    Cheryl Ann

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    1. Thanks for the info Cheryl Ann. I was almost there today. I'll be going to Julian soon, so I will just make a big circle and check it out.

      It is nice that you have the option to quickly go or not go to these California parks. Don't think I could just turn around and go home very quickly.

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  10. Looks like beautiful country! i'll bet it was fun watching Yuma with a dog that that could stay up with him. Great photos of them!

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