Interview with Dennis Mammana

What led you from the microscope to the telescope? I always had an interest in the sky. When the first satellites were launched in the late ‘50s my dad and I would stand outside and watch for them. What little kid staring into a star-filled night sky is not going to be immensely curious? So, … Continued

Shooting Stars in October

  The Birth of Meteors Meteors are spawned by comets during their elliptical orbits around the sun. As a comet gets closer to the sun, some of its icy surface boils off, releasing particles of dust and rock. This comet debris gets strewn along the comet’s path, especially in the inner solar system (that’s us), … Continued

Anza Borrego Desert – Wisdom of the Cahuilla People

Yucca – ‘Our Lord’s Candle’ Just like other plants in this arid region, Yucca – known in Cahuilla as panu’ul – grows slowly. But with the very occasional rain, the clump of sharp, pointed leaves will suddenly produce a central spike, which shoots up 4 – 6 inches per day! The humble yucca stores its … Continued

Pickleball is Fun, Social and Welcoming!

  Play Pickleball at The Springs at Borrego Pickleball is a fun sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and ping-pong. Pickleball can be played indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court with a slightly modified tennis net. At the Resort, our Pickleball courts are outdoors. The game can be played as singles or doubles, … Continued

Professional Golf Course Designer David Pfaff

A chance telephone call with world-famous golf course designer Pete Dye led to a part-time collaboration lasting many years. In 1967, Mr. Dye and Mr. Pfaff formed a partnership for designing and building golf courses that lasted for 10 years until Mr. Dye retired, entrusting the company to Mr. Pfaff. &nbps; Golfers Praise Pfaff-Designed Course … Continued

Staying Cool from Dawn to Dusk At The Springs at Borrego

  Play the piano, ping-pong, cards and board games in our air-conditioned clubhouse Grab a book or magazine from the library and enjoy it in air-conditioned comfort Play games or shop online at the computer center – it’s air-conditioned Hop into your air-conditioned car and go to air-conditioned Desert Pantry Market for fresh local produce … Continued

Julian, California Is Cool

Taste Wines In Julian or Take Them Home With You Join the Volcan Mountain Winery wine club and have their award-winning wines delivered directly to you or pick them up when you visit Julian. Apple wines too! Blue Door Winery offers an attractive patio with wines-by-the-glass, bottled wines, and Ice Cold Sangria. Knowledgeable staff. Dog–friendly … Continued

Full Buck Moon Rise on Independence Day

Home for the Fourth of July in Your RV Grilling venison to honor the occasion? Venison is VERY lean, so there’s little room for over-cooking errors. This method works well for bison and lean beef, too. Grilled Venison Tenderloin (also known as Backstrap) Start with a piece of backstrap that’s at least 10 inches long, … Continued

We Are Stardust, We Are Golden

Discover Stargazing For Yourself Start with a star map of the night sky. The SkyView app is free. It’s a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in the sky, day or night. Find recognizable constellations as they fade in and out while you scan the … Continued

RV Camping Games for Kids and Grown-Ups

  To really have some family bonding time, though, turn to old-school activities where people used to actually talk to each other. How about easy-to-store board and card games, like… Checkers and Chess Save space in your RV by getting the set that has Chess on one side of the board and Checkers on the … Continued

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