Oh… hello there! Haven’t seen you for a while, I was busy doing adult things: applying for jobs and going for the interview and not getting a job. So now when I didn’t get a job I can write this post and go afterward look for another job.Who think unemployment is fun I totally disagree, maybe for the first two months is fun to sleep in and have ALL the time in your day. But very quickly that becomes NOT FUN. Looking for a job is hard! So with this rant let’s go to the magic memory palace and remember the sun, heat, desert again. You probably think what else can be interesting about a desert than shrubs, cactuses and nothingness as far as you can see. Well, let’s not forget that people live everywhere and nature inspires to create.
Before I moved to USA I never thought that I will be such a big fan of deserts. But I even didn’t know what the desert was at that time, the same way I didn’t know what a real mountain looked like. And for some reason we would choose the hot season to visit deserts and I would start melting before even seeing the desert (I melt above 30C or 86F). When we were driving from San Francisco to San Diego we drove through A LOT OF deserts and it was nice to see it from the car with AC. I remember stopping at the desert town and looking for a shady parking spot by the grocery store and sprinting as fast as I could to the store to the isles with fridges to cool down.
At the beginning of February, we were thinking a lot about hot springs and where to find them near San Diego ( unfortunately Northern California is richer hot springs than Southern California). So Mr.J found in the middle of a desert a campground called Agua Caliente County Park Hot Springs, where was a big campsite with indoor and outdoor swimming pools heated by hot springs. Before the trip, I wasn’t excited at all as I wasn’t ready to melt on that day, but in February is not that hot yet and the trip there was quite pleasant. We paid around $5-10 just for the “Spa” but unfortunately, the pools didn’t leave me such a big impression since it was overcrowded with people. But after we soaked in hot springs we went for a short hike around. I found interesting that this campsite operates only in winter time and they are closed for summer due to hot temperatures. When we started walking away from the campground it felt that we are walking in a different planet. Surrounding was really surreal, white mountains around, weird plants, cactuses and different colors of rocks. At that day, I felt in love with desert and now can’t wait to visit more.