Yaqui Well: My Experience in this Mysterious and Magical Place

5 03 2008

Imagine this: you’re in the middle of the desert camping. You step outside your tent and you see a storm that is about 30 miles away. Overhead the sky is blue; the sun is shining. A rainbow stretches out in the sky, sinking into the mountain next to you. The wind is blowing hard and you can actually feel raindrops hitting your face. But from where? The storm clouds so far away? Incredible. This was my experience waking up one April morning at Yaqui Well campground in Anza Borrego.

Storm and Rainbow

My view that morning of the storm clouds and rainbow.

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Wildflower Season Hits Anza Borrego

29 02 2008

Visitors to Anza Borrego State Park are in for a treat this time of the year. Park botanists are predicting the peak of the wildflower season will happen in the first two weeks of March.

This vast desert park, located east of San Diego, California has had 4.38 inches of rainfall since July 1st. “Though still below normal, the rain has been perfectly timed and of the gentle, soaking sort that gives us hope for a good wildflower season,” says the park’s website.

The Anza Borrego State Park covers a massive area of Southern California, reaching the Mexican-American border. Those flower-hunters planning on visiting the park would be advised to check out the Wildflower Report which will inform them of the best areas to catch a glimpse of these beauties.

Desert Flower

Photo courtesy of Sara Atkins

Bush Mocks America With Comment About $4-a-Gallon Gas

28 02 2008

Today, President Bush has once again shown he has little regard for the common American. His response when asked about the expected $4 per gallon price this summer: “That’s interesting, I hadn’t heard that.” What?! The president of the United States, right in the middle of the downward spiral of the economy, with all his big oil ties says he hasn’t heard of it?

So instead of questioning the oil companies, his solution to help Americans with the high price of gasoline is for congress to make his first-time tax cuts permanent. I don’t know about you, but I didn’t see any of those tax cuts.

What a slap in the face to the average American.


Bush with Saudi

The Definitive Website for Lost Fans

27 02 2008

Those looking for a wealth of information about the T.V. show Lost would be advised to check out www.lostpedia.com. Upon my first visit there, I was pleasantly shocked at all the entries in this wikipedia-style site. Not only does it cover just about every fan’s theory of what the hell is going on in the show, it contains character profiles, entries about different locations in the Lost world, and a timeline. If you’re a fan, don’t miss out, you might even want to post a theory of your own there.