Abiquiu, NM

Abiquiu, NM
36.228336 -106.395991

11.30.2015

Desert Sculpture


Surrounding Borrego Springs, CA are 130 large metal sculptures. Some were inspired by animals that roamed this landscape thousands and millions of years ago. Others are historical characters, fanciful dinosaurs and an amazing 350 foot long dragon.
The story goes that Dennis Avery, yes that Avery, was RVing and asked in town where he could camp out on the desert. He was told, no desert camping allowed. His response was to begin buying land around Borrego Springs. Some of the land was earmarked for artist Ricardo Breceda to create these magnificent works of art.



Each feather is hand crafted and welded in place

Prehistoric horses





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11.26.2015

Happy Thanksgiving

I am spending Thanksgiving with the WINs in Borrego Springs. 33.295859, -116.298048 We served a succulent turkey and/or ham dinner. It is great to catch up with friends.

Borrego Springs on the horizon

Camped at Peg Leg Smith Monument

Diner for 90 good friends



A wonderful time was had by all.




11.19.2015

My Wonderful Granddaughters

I am back on the west coast escaping the onset of a New Hampshire winter. I had a great time visiting with my son's family. We visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of my granddaughters favorite places. And you know, when granddaughters ask,  one has to say yes.  But in the spirit of full disclosure, the aquarium is also one of my favorite places to visit. It is a WIN WIN.



A day with my son's wonderful family, priceless