The day after I arrived here Jean & Skip took me into ‘town’ to see the sights. We drove through this quaint and adorable little place.
Then we drove up this Mountain that was full of sharp curves and switchbacks. I was told the elevation is about 4,000’ but we didn’t go all the way up. Gotta do that one day on the bike.
I noticed ‘something’ on the side of the road that I thought was perhaps another sculpture. I said “Oh, Look at that !” Skip glanced over and immediately pulled off the road.
Do you see it ?
There were TWO !! Here’s a close – up.
These creatures were absolutely amazing, standing completely still right on the edge of the mountain.
Far off in the distance is the Salton Sea – now that’s another story. I’m hoping to explore that a little bit one day on the bike…..well maybe ???
Then we drove around and they showed me just a few of the sculptures that are all around the town.
“Dennis Avery, land owner of Galleta Meadows Estates in Borrego Springs envisioned the idea of adding 'free standing art' to his property with original steel welded sculptures created by 'Perris Jurassic Park' owner/artist/welder Ricardo Breceda based in Perris, California.
“….thanks to the artwork of Ricado Breceda, you can see large metal sculptures of these ancient creatures on display in Borrego Springs. There are more than 130 sculptures throughout the valley, including animals that live here today, important figures in Borrego Springs history, and others that are purely fanciful!”
They are truly awesome to look at and admire the detail that went into each one.
The tail of this dragon is on one side of the road…
And the rest of its body is on the other side.
I think this one was one of my favourites !
We only saw a few and as stated before, there are over one hundred of these around town.
Just google Borrego Springs and you will find a ton of information.
And the day was still not over. As we headed back to our spot we met two fellow Bloggers. One is a very famous Blogger – some would say INFAMOUS !! And I would agree. But more about that in my next post.