Monday, March 14, 2016

A little vacation from Tucson

We took a little one week vacation from Tucson and headed west to Winterhaven, CA (just over the CA/AZ line and close to Yuma, AZ and Algodones Mexico).  We just loved these desert sunrises!

Borrego Springs - this is a great place to view the stars and that's how Tom found this little treasure of a town several years ago as it's an International Dark Sky Community.  Although we didn't stay overnight to enjoy the dark skies, we did hit the timing just right to see the desert in bloom.  We also had a little fun off-roading in the Jeep.

Algodones, Mexico - always an adventure when you take a quick run over the border for medicine, dental work, sunglasses and lunch!

Imperial Sand Dunes - what a unique morning hike this turned out to be!  Did we take a trip to the Sahara Desert?!

We were so close to the border we had to check out the fence separating CA from Mexico.  And maybe we got a little closer than 100 ft!

Imperial National Wildlife Refuge - cool little day trip and a hike in this area with their own Painted Desert and the Colorado River

More great timing - we got to enjoy a few visits with Jay & Joan and also join in on Jay's birthday dinner celebration!

Ooops - missed one very cool event!  Just before leaving for Yuma we enjoyed a night at the Banff Film Festival in Tucson thanks to Audrie & Jake.  What an energizing evening watching the short outdoor adventure flicks.  Loved the Ethiopian dinner and as always, the time with you.  Congrats to Audrie who is now officially a Southwest Flight Attendant!

Countdown to Hawaii - 16 days!  Woo hoo!

Til next time...Happy Trails!

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