Nurturing Nest Mineral Hot Springs Retreat and Spa
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... area and knew many of the places we had visited.
The day is going to be hot; in fact it will reach 89 F. Dan is editing the blog and photos to upload for the San Diego portion of the trip. This will take him a good part of the day so I decide to try out the golf course. (Actually – he told me to go outside and play…). A small tournament of residents is taking place so I have to wait for an hour or so on the driving range and practice green. The starter ...
... of the Dunes. The All-American Canal is an 80-mile long aqueduct that brings water from the Colorado River into the Imperial Valley and to nine cities. The canal is the Imperial Valley's only water source for residents and area farmlands.
The canal, which runs parallel to the Mexico-California border for several miles, has been called "The Most Dangerous Body of Water in the U.S." It has deep, cold water, steep sides that ...
... 9000-7000 BC though these paintings, in the “Barrier Canyon” style with tapered figures with no arms or legs (aliens according to the all-knowing Galley Slave), were painted between 2,000 BC and 500 AD. There are many chapters to Horseshoe Canyon history; in the 1800s Butch Cassidy, along with many other outlaws, is known to ...
... by Bob's grand gesture and I was told by a few of the men later that Bob had set the bar too high!
In the afternoon we went for a drive to 1000 Palm Oasis. It is a park with trails running past the San Andreas fault and has lots of palm trees. That's about all I know because dogs are not allowed in the park and we had Nibs with us. We have discovered that it is illegal to leave dogs in the car ...
... This looks like a great place to walk the dogs but wait, there is a sign at the edge of the parking lot- the symbol on it indicates that our furry friends are NOT welcome. Rats. At least the weather is very cool and they will be fine in the truck while we explore.
Entering the preserve we are impressed by the large amount of the native California Fan Palms. Also impressive is the sign indicating that we can walk opposite directions on a ...