This area in the mountains above Temecula is full of adventure! We searched for our fortune digging for precious gems and playing the slots. We drove up Highway 79 to the Outdoor Sky Art Gallery of sculptor Ricardo Breceda, the artist who created the amazing statues in Galleta Meadows in Borrego Springs. The RV Resort at the Pala Casino is new, the sites are big, lots of grass, a pool and two Jacuzzis. Up the Highway is Gems of Pala where you can dig into a pile brought in from a nearby mine, fill a bucket and then sift the dirt in hopes of finding a gem such as tourmaline. Below is Alan’s catch!
If you don’t make it at the mine, then try your luck at the casino. This was a good win. I won’t bother to show the losses.
UP OVER THE MOUNTAIN THROUGH RAIN SOAKED JULIAN, IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO NEGOTIATE THE WINDING ROAD INTO THE DESERT WHICH YIELDS BLUE SKIES AND WARM TEMPS. THE PALM CANYON HOTEL & RV PARK IN BORREGO SPRINGS IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE.
OUR NEXT STOP IS ALWAYS A FAVORITE. THE SALTON SEA! IT IS CHOKED WITH SALT, THE TILAPIA DIE OFF AND ARE DRIED OUT IN A GASPING FOR AIR POSE. THE WATER LOOKS YUCKY – BUT STILL IT IS A GREAT SITE TO WATCH THE GRACEFUL EGRETS AND HERONS AND THE NOT-SO-GRACEFUL PELICANS. AND SUNSETS OVER THE SEA ARE ALWAYS SPECTACULAR!
THE NORTH SALTON SEA STATE RECREATION CAMPGROUND FEATURES ABOUT 15 SITES WITH HOOK UPS. GETS A BIT NOISY WITH THE TRAIN RUMBLING THROUGH. ITS ONE OF OUR FAVORITE CAMPSITES!
Below is the one Breceda sculpture I have room for in my house.