Sunday, March 21, 2010

Desert Sunday

It stands guard as it is its duty
To pronounce itself a desert beauty

The kids took me on a drive today, out to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and then on a hike up the Palm Canyon Trail.

Wow. The wild flowers are bursting in bloom after all the winter rains, the creek water is rushing over the rocks, and the 3-mile hike was like entering a new world. At the top of the trail, "The Oasis" (pictured) awaits visitors, a shady spot to sit in the coolness, rehydrate, and enjoy the sights and sounds near the waterfall before heading back down the trail.

I'll probably feel a few aches and pains tomorrow, but our "Funday" was worth it--and not just for the family time and the beautiful scenery. For the rest of Sunday, I'm going to eat (and drink) whatever I want!