Bella Monte Hot Springs Resort and Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... where all the traffic lights all seemed to be red. About halfway to Orange Grove I found a spot to pull over so we could have our sandwich and iced tea and stretch our legs a bit before continuing. Dan took over the wheel for the rest of the trip. Once on Hwy 58 we could see mountains that we eventually had to climb over. The elevation rose to over 4000 feet but Stella handled it with ease. It is much greener in this part of California and it is clear we have left the ...
... through Salton City. I pass the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge, named after the former entertainer, one-time Palm Springs Mayor, and U.S. Congressman from California.
The refuge was established in 1930 as a sanctuary and breeding ground for birds and wild animals, then renamed after Bono, who played an active role in trying to save the Salton Sea. I got you, Babe.
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... Palace, set back in a large alcove in the cliff opposite.
The Anasazi occupied this area, as they did the surrounding areas, from around 600 to 1300
AD when they appear, again like the surrounding peoples, to have abandoned all the sites here. They were “green” long before modern man. Having originally farmed the ...
... were very willing to allow us to move, but the spots we had selected were already spoken for so we were offered a choice of a few others. We scoped them out and picked #139. Within an hour we were resettled in our new spot which is much quieter. We back onto a "wash" which is a wide sandy area between us and the back of the next row of people.
We set about "nesting" and getting ...
... mixed into it. This soil doesn't look so fertile and no obvious source of water here. This is what the desert is like outside the oasis.
All in all visiting the oasis was enjoyable, the highlight of our day. Our only regret was having to cut the experience a little short because on that darned sign. You know the one that I mean, the one with the graphic of a dog with a circle around it and the dreaded line crossing through the dog and the circle. ...