Sunday, March 23, 2014

El Golfo De Santa Clara - Weekend Get Away to Mexico

So, I have to admit, 2014 did not start off like I wanted it to. Other than our little Whale Watching trip and a worktrip to Portland, nothing much happened until March came along! In the past weeks we did a little trip East to visit Manny's family, go to the Fair, check out Felicity & I saw Sand Dunes for the first time. And then the following weekend Manny's mom had invited us to go to Mexico to hang out by the beach and ride Quads. It was a really awesome weekend. I love these unexpected little trips.

On friday we drove to the Imperial Valley and Saturday morning all of us drove across the border to El Golfo de Santa Clara, a small town on the east side of the Golf of California, about 2.5 hours south of the border.

We went swimming, ate fresh Coconut, rode Quads up and down Sand Dunes. It was a really great little weekend get away.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

DAY TRIPPING - Imperial Valley Desert Explorations

My husband is from a small town in the Imperial County, about 2 hours east of San Diego. Since the first time I visited there in the summer of 2011 (bad choice btw - never go there in the summer unless you want to literally melt), I started to really like the place. The desert is so different from where I grew up (green mountains all around me) and there's actually quiet a few things to check out around there.

On our most recent trip last weekend, we went to the California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta and before heading back to San Diego, we decided to drive a little bit further east and check out the tiny town of Felicity, also known as the Center of the World.

I don't quiet remember how I found out about Felicity (probably Pinterest or something), but seeing pictures of part of the original stair case from the Eiffel Tower and the pure fact that there IS an officially center of the world, made it worth being checked out. And since we were kind of close by, why not!?

Felicity is close to the border to Arizona, about 30 min west of Yuma. To read more about the town and why in the world is even exists and became the Center Of The World, check out the website .

On our way to Felicity, we passed by giant Sand Dunes. I just couldn't believe my eyes when I saw them, so I forced Manny to stop on our way back west and climb up those Dunes. (Which are apparently nothing impressive to a Desert boy). People rode quads on them!! Soo cool.

Anyhow, enjoy some pictures from our little Desert trip and 2 other Roadside Attractions in the Imperial Valley that we had visited a while ago.

California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta, Imperial, CA