We like to visit Anza Borrego a couple of times a year, in the fall and spring. It is one of our favorite places to camp because it is a beautiful desert and the full hookup campground is a good location, well maintained with great views. We thought that though we had missed the desert super bloom, that maybe we could catch the tail end of some of the desert blooms. Visiting Anza Borrego in mid April is always hit and miss with regard to the weather. It could be cold, moderate or hot. This time for us it was hot and windy. So much so that we ate most of our meals inside. But still it was a very nice visit overall since Anza Borrego always has a special beauty about it, no matter what time of year or what kind of weather.
We upgraded our wheels and tires! Our Airstream came with 15″ aluminum wheels and Goodyear Marathon tires. A lot of folks love Marathon’s and get very good service from them. If we didn’t read so many Airstream blogs and forums, we probably wouldn’t have made the change, but we do read blogs and forums and that made us somewhat uncomfortable with the Marathon’s. So, here’s a picture of our new 16″ aluminum wheels wearing Michelin LTX M/S2 tires!
What a wonderful National Park! There are two kinds of desert here, Mojave and Colorado, and they are certainly different in climate, landscape and the plants that grow in them. Be ready to drive because this is a very big park, but it’s worth it. We skimmed over the main points of interest this trip, and now know where we want to spend more time to explore when we visit again, and we will definitely visit again!
Up to the point of this post, our entries have been an attempt to come up to speed with what we have done the last few years. It’s a new blog so we had to catch up. We referenced old reservations, photographs and our sometimes faulty memories. Now that we are current, meaning there’s no more older Airstream camping to talk about, all posts from this point forward will be presented as soon after they happened as possible. The blisters on our fingers from all the typing will heal in time I’m sure.
Prior to 2013, when we went camping, we stayed in a tent. That was just fine until we started noticing just how hard the ground had become compared to a few years earlier and how much more difficult it was getting into and out of sleeping bags. That’s when I suggested to my wife …