Boarder Crossing - April 5, 2008

California here we come, right back where we started from…
You don’t have to go to Death Valley to see sand dunes, there are some lovely ones between Yuma and El Centro.

Tinky Winky, having no proof of being a “legal” alien, was nervous as we crossed through the Boarder Patrol.
We stopped at one of our favorite places in this part of the country, “The Desert View Tower” which has fabulous rock carvings.
This time we took the five minute hike up the cliff to see Miller’s Springs.
. . . TW had to go skinny-dipping in the springs.
. . .. . And the view is incredible…well worth the hike.

CA Registered Historical Landmark #939 - Plaque Inscription:
Bert Vaughn of Jacumba built the stone tower in 1922-23 to commemorate the pioneers and road and railroad builders who opened the area. In the 1930s W.T. Ratcliffe carved the stone animal figures which lurk in the rocks surrounding the tower, creating a fantasy world of surprise and strange beauty. This remarkable sculptural assemblage is one of California's exceptional folk art environments.

. . . . . .. . . Beautiful and remarkable they are.
Only 3 hours from Los Angeles, this is a great place to take the family for a day trip.
. And the entrance fee is less than AK’s Natural Bridge!

So much fun climbing the rocks and being one with the art.

Finally reaching home, Fuji gives us a proper welcome.