borrego springs / salton sea / mount laguna


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

5 Responses

  1. I’ve always wanted to go to the Salton Sea – I’ve seen cool documentaries about the history – but the bf has been and said the same thing: it smells really bad and he would probably never go there again. Haha.

    • mary says:

      Hi J.S.! I actually think it’s cool to go once… but yeah… once is kind of enough. I wish we had driven around it some more but it was getting dark, but I don’t really feel the need to ever go again, haha.

  2. Lynn says:

    We just got back from a week-long vacation ourselves and now I’m tempted to post fun travel pictures since yours look so cool. I love the dragons in the sand! And maybe one day we’ll actually catch a pretty sunset (we keep forgetting about stuff like that). Too bad about lunch in MOUNT LAGUNA though. haha, that sign.

    • mary says:

      Hi Lynn! You should do some travel posts! It’s hard to pare down your whole vacation though. You might just want to do a few posts. Sometimes it’s too much to talk about the whole trip. Where did you guys go?! We’re hoping to go to Portland in December.

      I loved that Mount Laguna sign hahaha. I guess they’re a touchy about that. 🙂

  3. Peter says:

    We were at Borrego Springs in January 09 and really liked the place. The Borrego Valley Inn where we stayed was quiet, very comfortable, and different and we enjoyed it. The Salton Sea was a let down. Certainly a run down area of failed development and not at all attractive. I don’t know if the ‘sea’ is shrinking, but from recent comments here it looks as though the fauna has taken a hit in recent years. Certainly, one visit was enough (even for a zoologist) but it didn’t produce a noticeable smell at that time of year. When we left Borrego Springs we climbed out to Julian where it was snowing (the Valley was about 70 F) and it reminded me of the weather in the UK! We didn’t linger in Julian either, but travelled further, en route to San Diego.

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