The hype on the much anticipated Borrego Super Bloom hit overdrive about a week ago. The New York Times, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, social media, various media outlets across the country, and of course our local rag and TV stations were selling the H eee double toothpicks out of the story. I’m here to tell you, it lived up to the hype. I could go on and on with adjectives trying to describe the scene, but mind-boggling is probably the best description. As beautiful as these pictures are, it doesn’t even compare to seeing it in person. The immensity is amazing, add in the fragrance and your senses are overwhelmed.
Amelia’s friends were out there a couple of days before us and gave her a heads up on the crowds. They said there were even big tour busses dropping people off. Her friends were out viewing flowers before sunrise to beat the heat and crowds. The early bird gets the worm, so we too went out early.
All the media hype came to a head on Sunday with the biggest crowd ever to hit the small town of Borrego Springs. For those of you that don’t know the town, it might have a population of 3,000, there are no stop lights, not a one, only a traffic circle, Christmas Circle. The poor little town was completely inundated with traffic and people. As we were leaving town mid morning on Sunday there was a bumper to bumper traffic jam coming all the way down Montezuma grade into Borrego Springs. We were super glad to be leaving and not arriving. What a crowd scene! Yet it still took us twice as long to get home.
Happy Day Light Savings Time everyone!