Friday April 11th, 2019
It had rained quite a bit over the winter in Southern California so I was anxious to check out the wildflower blooms. Anza-Borrego State Park was our first stop. The flowers were nice but rather patchy.
There were pops of purple and pink but most of the blooms had finished. We had planned on visiting some other areas but it seemed a gazillion other people had the same idea and traffic jams and crowds were horrid.
We did find a nice little slot canyon to explore.
It was time to move on to Indio. We had a really great visit with our good friends Deb and Bill.
They gave us a boat ride around their RV Park on the mile long canal. I thought the Guiness boat was cute.
Our campsite had some citrus trees. It was lovely being able to smell the orange blossoms and pick the fruit.
We had a quick trip to see Jay and check out his new place. This tree in his garden was loaded with lemons. Time for some lemonade.
Moving up northeast of Bakersfield we started to see some flowery goodness.
What a comfy bed of flowers.
The foothills were covered in pink and
We stopped in Las Vegas for a few days to get caught up on some shopping. Now this is what I call close quarters. The campground was in a convenient spot so we made do.
We have visited Las Vegas many time so didn’t bother with the glitz and glam thing of Casino city. However we never get tired of hiking in nature. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is just outside Las Vegas and is well known for rock climbing, bouldering and hiking.
We had a great hike up through a stream bed.
There was lots of clambering and Dean having to pull me up over huge boulders. I just love all the colors and striations in the rocks of this area.
The sky was blue, the rocks were red, the hike was lovely and we picked up a pizza for dinner. What a day!
Moving up to Utah and a whole lot more red rock.