Its not a very long drive today, 36 miles total so we didn't have to hurry. About 5 miles down the road from Ogilby Road, we entered the sand dunes area. This is real desert with a bit of a twist. Along side the road runs a canal with the prettiest water in it. I bet the wild west cowboys would have loved to see water like this when they crossed here.
Around the bend we can see the "Wall" stretching out for miles. Mexico is just a half mile south of here. This area is one of the safest areas of border, with drug activity almost non existent since the wall was built a few years ago.
About a half hour later we saw the sign for Holtville and knew we were close to our destination.
We all got parked up after scouting the areas for the best place to park. In this LTVA you can get stuck in the soft sand if you don't watch where you are driving, so we always scout out our spot in the Jeep first to avoid an expensive tow bill.
|Lorne & Sue|
|Ed and Lessie|
|Pat and Harold.|
The run off water from the hot spring pools runs into a pond next door. It is such a picturesque pond and it makes you think you are on some Caribbean island somewhere. And its all free!!!
As the sun sunk behind the Ponderosa it made for a nice view from our window tonight:
|Not quite like normal BLM. You have to tuck up a little closer to your neighbour.|
Our Location Today: Holtville Hot Springs CA. 32.7703 -115.2690