Here are the photos of the sea lions on the California coast near the Hearst Castle that were on my other camera and not available for the last post. The beach was not too crowded this time, so there was not as much fighting and squashing, and flippers-full of sand thrown in each others eyes this time. Multiple human volunteers were on hand to answer questions.
While visiting the UPS (Santa?) store, we found it was very near the Palm Springs airport.
I thought that this sign advising of the end of the pavement might have been a little redundant, given the guardrail, the bushes, the airport perimeter fence? Watched the planes for a few minutes, and was surprised to see two Canadian registered Lear jets take off one after the other, as well as a WestJet.
From there we headed south into the desert near Borrego Springs, and the Anza-Borrego desert state park area. There were a scattering of other rigs out in the area, but we managed to get into the same place as last year (or was it two years ago?), when the Bayfield Bunch tracked us down here. It seems like the weather we have here has been a bit warmer than what they are having over in the Benson-Douglas area. It is lower elevation here as well, so daytime temps have been in the 20’s celsius, while at night it just gets close to the freezing point. But not a cloud in the sky, and virtually calm, so it is not that hard to take at all.
But mainly, it was a very laid back, relaxing, and stress free Christmas – just the way I like them.
I think that as long as the weather remains the same and the food supplies hold, there will be no reason to move from here for a few days. It will be tough, missing the snow shovelling and frozen fingers the way I do! But I think it will be manageable if we work at it!
Hope your Christmas was as good!