Heavenly Running of the Bulls – The Taurids Meteor Shower

The Taurids Meteor Shower emanates from the constellation Taurus – the Bull. This meteor shower is unusual for two reasons. First, it doesn’t produce as many shooting stars as some of the other flashier showers, which makes it just perfect for sitting back, drinking wine, and thinking deep thoughts. And secondly, it offers not one, … Continued

Visit the Pumpkin Patch in the Anza Borrego Desert

Well, here it is October already and Spooky Season is in full swing. Big orange decorative pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns are everywhere…perched on porches, peeking out of windows, even on greeting cards. But did you know that you can find a pumpkin patch in the Anza Borrego Desert? How to Find the Pumpkin Patch The pumpkin … Continued

Apple Harvest Time in Julian

Once a prosperous gold-mining center, the small town of Julian is now home to several family farms that produce apples, pears, and cider. Located just west of The Springs at Borrego RV Resort & Golf Course on CA 78, this historic community boasts a time-honored heritage of orchard-tending and cider-making. Take the family to experience … Continued

Hurricane in the Desert

Two words you’ve never said together before…hurricane and desert. But over a couple of days in late August 2023, Hurricane Hilary came roaring into the Southwest creating flash floods, illuminating the sky with lightning storms, and dumping 2 inches of rainfall on the Anza Borrego Desert. Pupfish and Plants It’s difficult to tell what effect … Continued

Mad Dogs, Englishmen… and Antelope Squirrels

‘Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun,’ sang flamboyant British playwright Noel Coward. Apparently he had never heard of antelope squirrels, sunshine-loving creatures that are active during the hottest parts of the day in the Anza Borrego Desert. Resembling chipmunks, antelope squirrels stay out in the heat (up to 108 degrees!) all … Continued

Aboriginal Bark Paintings – See Them Now at the Borrego Art Institute

There’s just a little time left to view the strongly patterned Aboriginal Bark Paintings, now on display at the Borrego Art Institute through October 1. Dots, squiggles, animals, and mysterious symbols in earth tones on bark and canvas leave a lasting impression. The designs seen on authentic Australian Aboriginal paintings are owned by the artist … Continued

The Perseids Meteor Shower – Fire in the Sky

Now through August 24, the Perseids Meteor Shower will be lighting up the night sky with as many as 60 bright shooting stars per hour on the peak nights of August 12-13. Meteors radiate from the Constellation Perseus, which was first recorded in AD 36 and named for a warrior-hero of ancient Greece. Cool in … Continued

How Hot is Hell?

As most of the world endures never-before-seen heat waves, wild fires, and punishingly high humidity, describing the weather as ‘hot as hell’ brings to mind this question…how hot is Hell anyway? The average non-scientific person might say, “Hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk,” or “Hotter than Satan’s underpants.” This purportedly true story … Continued

Coming Soon – The Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower

Not to be confused with the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius, the Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower will be visible from July 12 – August 23 with peak viewing dates on July 29 – 30. Make plans to visit the Springs at Borrego RV Resort during that time to be treated to a celestial show … Continued

Fourth of July Parade in Julian

Will 76 trombones lead the big parade with 110 cornets right behind? Only the parade organizers know that, so be sure to set up your parade-viewing spot along Main Street by 9am so you can find out too. All About the Fourth of July Parade July 4 Main Street in Downtown Julian This fun hometown … Continued

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