Sunday, January 19, 2014

A Quick Visit


Last Monday our son Edd  came from Vancouver Island to visit us at Anza Borrego SP. He arrived Monday night at the Palm Springs Airport and he left Friday morning, which meant he only had three  full days.

Tuesday we walked to the dry lake bed, drove up Montezuma Highway,went to the visitors center and drove around looking at some of the metal statues.


Montezuma Lookout


Looking at some of the statues






Wednesday  Slot Canyon


Skip is not taking out the garbage, we had stopped at the fruit stand and bought oranges, but we didn’t bring a back pack because of the narrow  canyon.



Thursday Ghost Mountain

We have visited the Marshall South Home site   five times, and  each  time we are in awestruck, by the beauty and thought of the  life the south family experienced  at the top of Ghost Mountain.


Looking down at Blair Valley



We met a man on the mountain who had come to spend the night camping by the remains of the homestead.  He knew a lot about Marshall South and his family, and told us that Rider South the eldest son had led a group up the mountain,  seven or eight weeks previously. We chatted with him for quite a while, before he went to set up his tent and we went down the mountain.


Cactus Blooming alongside the trail.

We had a fun week which passed too quickly, it was so nice having Edd  visit.

We will be leaving Borrego on Tuesday, heading for Ogilbe Rd for a week or so,  we haven’t decided where we will be after that.



  1. Mighty fine looking Son you have there & he looks especially happy in the Slot Canyon photo. Hoping to get back to Borrego in early March & back up for another hike to Marshal South's homestead. Like you I find it a very special place. Sure would have liked to have been on that hike & met Ryder South. We did drive by his house in Silver City New Mexico a few years ago.........

  2. That's a lot to fit in in only three days. I'm sure you enjoyed showing your Son around.

  3. Always nice to have visitors from home. Sounds like you had a great time.

  4. I love the metal art in the area.:)Great Pictures!