The Springs at Borrego
Sunrise over Cholla
by Caity Fares for the New York Times

May 2017
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In This Issue:
Upcoming Events and Activities
Last Days in the Desert Season: Memorial Day Weekend at The Springs
RV of the Month
It's May, and it's almost a wrap on another fabulous season in the Anza-Borrego Desert and in Borrego Springs. This month brings sunny warm afternoons and balmy evenings perfect for sitting and dining out. 

Summer pricing for RV sites and golf are now in effect, so call today to reserve your place in the serenity of our beautiful desert. Our reservation team is waiting to hear from you  at 760-767-0004 from 8 AM to 3 PM daily. Or, you can book online at our online booking engine  here .

Spring Break at The Springs means family fun time
Photo by Eddie Lester

Upcoming Events and Activities

Saturdays,  "Walking in Water"
 Aerobics Exercise with Breta
in the Saltwater Pool at 10:30 AM. No charge to RV Guests. 

Thursday, May 11, 6 PM. Open mic night with Harry Joe Reynolds. If you have a song or an instrument to play, bring it! Complimentary Snacks, and The Springs Wine and Beer Bar will be open.

Saturday May 27 at 7 PM, Free Concert and Dance Party with "Spin Cycle" starring Harry Joe Reynolds.
Bring the kids, the dogs, bring anyone you want to come dance under the stars to this great rockin' band.

Sunday, May 28 at 6:30 PM,  
Star Party with Dennis Mammana
T his month: The Summer Sky: A Preview.
Few skies are as remarkable as that of summer. Wherever you live, wherever you travel, the Milky Way arches across the heavens and creates a marvelous tapestry to view with eyes, binoculars and small telescopes. See what's coming up in the skies of summertime so you won't miss a single thing!
$20.00 per person includes d inner and beverages, indoor slide show and star talk presentation by Astronomer Dennis Mammana, and a trip out to our Astronomy Park for some guided stargazing (weather permitting).

Beavertail Cactus Bloom 
by Dayton Borders
Signs of Spring
Temperatures rising, snowbirds migrating North, and motorized coolers... Sure signs of spring!
Photo by Eddie Lester
Thanks for reading, and we'll
see you soon in sunny and starry Borrego!    

Dan Wright  
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Quick Links 
 Media Blitz for the Wildflower Bloom Subsides, but still lots of Attention for Anza-Borrego Desert
Night-blooming Cereus
by Kerry Hubbert
In March, images of a "superbloom" of wildflowers in the Anza-Borrego Desert splashed accross the media spectrum from the New York Times to the Washington Post to the San Diego Union Tribune, and of course all over Facebook, causing something on the order of 200,000 visitors to crash our little party here in the Anza-Borrego Desert. The unprecedented flush of flower-seekers nearly broke our town as restaurants ran out of food, grocery store shelves went bare, and our reputation as a laid-back and friendly burg was sorely tested. You can read a sample of the kind of coverage our area was getting here.

But the caterpillars did their job and munched their way through the flowers and what remains has mostly dried up. Our brand of "California's Secret Desert" is a bit battered as we are not much of a secret anymore. The good news is that many folks and the media have now learned that our area is about so much more than wildflowers. 

On April 24, the New York Times ran a great piece on the subject of our blooming native cacti and cacti in general, which can be read here (and is not to be missed in our opinion). It's a really great piece that reveals a lot about how cactus survives in such warm, dry environs.

Not to miss out on a timely topic, the Washington Post weighed in the same day with an enchanting time-lapse video of the night skies of Anza-Borrego by Kevin Key. You can watch the 4-minute video here, and again, in our humble opinion, this is another one that is not to be missed!

Another recent media piece was put out in April by Visit California, the brand promoted by the California Travel and Tourism Commission. It's a 98 second video that quickly racked up 1.5 million views online and features our own Astronomer Dennis Mammana, our friend Joe Raffetto of California Overland Desert Excursions, and Linda Haddock of the Borrego Springs Chamber and Visitor's Bureau. It's quite well done and you can see it here. (Be sure to turn your sound up).

Barrel Cactus Bloom
By Nancy Leggett.

So now it is May, and our quiet village has returned to normal. No need for reservations at the restaurants, no long lines at the grocery, and a general calm has settled back in. As the temperatures warm, night sky watching is ideal, the cacti are blooming on the trails, and the natives' friendly demeanor is firmly in place. 

If you are a fan of Anza-Borrego, your place in the sun is back to normal. If you are new to our area, we assure you May is a wonderful time of year to discover the charms of Borrego Springs and the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

We look forward to seeing you in Sunny and Starry Borrego!

Anza-Borrego Night Sky with the Milky Way.
by Dennis Mammana

 RV of the Month
Brian Roche brought his one-of-a-kind 1960's 
Greyhound Bus Conversion to The Springs in April.

The interior is all custom made by Brian himself.

Here's what it looked like when it was
motoring the highways in the 1960's.

Coupon Offer: Save $30 on your next stay at The Springs! 

As a loyal Newsletter subscriber, you are eligible for a $30 discount on your next stay at The Springs in a full hookup site or Park Model rental. Mention this offer when reserving, and print this page to bring when you check in.
Offer Expires: August 30, 2017, one discount per stay, please. Applies to stays of 1-2 nights only.