Monday, October 24, 2011

Anza-Borrego was a little too hot for us...

Back in early September, we thought that late October would be a nice time in the desert. So our friends Patrick & Patty and Gary & Suzy decided to make it a group weekend, and we all made reservations for adjoining sites. Don and I decided to go down there a day early.

It was HOT!  Luckily our television and satellite dish worked, along with the air conditioner, so we stayed inside and watched tv most of Thursday evening and Friday during the day. We had to run the air conditioner at night in order to sleep - it was too hot to open up the windows. Don decided to get up early Friday morning, and hiked up Palm Canyon to the oasis and palm tree grove.  I just didn't have the desire to go out there in the heat.

Gary and Suzy showed up mid-afternoon on Friday, and Patrick and Patty got there about 7:30. They were joined by their best friends Jody and Kat, along with Andrew and Dave. 

This weekend was Borrego Days in town, so on Saturday Don and I went to check out the festivities. After walking around to see the booths, we ate some wonderful barbecue and drank some raspberry lemonade. By then I was melting (can you tell I hate to be hot?) so we returned to the trailer to escape into the air conditioning.

Saturday night we all gathered at Gary and Suzy's RV to enjoy a chili feed. I had made a crockpot full of chili with meat (beef and pork) and Patrick cooked up a pot of vegetarian chili. Suzy provided all kinds of condiments and chips, and we sat around for several hours enjoying each other's company.

You can bet that Sunday morning Don and I were out of there as quickly as we could - and it was so nice to walk into our house. The thermometer on the wall said it was 58˚ inside when we got home. I promised I wouldn't complain (for a while) about being cold.

Below are Don's pictures from his hike up Palm Canyon.  There's running water in the stream - even in the hot desert.



Merikay said...

I'm like you, I hate to be hot. I have wondered about that as we contemplate going on RV trips. I want to see the Southwest but I don't want to endure the heat. I want to go back to the mid west, but I'm not looking forward to the high humidity in the summer months. We just have perfect weather here all of the time.I don't mind rain in winter because we have sun in summer without extreme heat.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

That looks like a rough hike:)

Sunny said...

Great pictures, Cyndi. I love the vastness of the desert and the unique plants that grow there. Looks like he had quite a hike!