Every year the hubby takes the girls on a “date with dad” for their birthdays, sometimes together, sometimes separate – but it’s usually to a surprise location/event. This year he told them they needed to decide if I could come, because I’d really like it. They said I could.
And, am I glad! First, we drove and drove, back further and further into the back country, having no idea where we were going. The hubby would just say “Not telling…it’s an adventure.”
First we stopped at the Rock Inn (semi-famous biker hangout) for breakfast, then drove a further and further. He finally let us know where we were going – the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve. It was GORGEOUS! They poppies bloom wild in this desert valley for just a short time every year… some years are “good” years, some not so good, depending on the weather we’ve had. I’m assuming this is a good year.
I can’t believe I’ve lived about an hour from here all my life, and have never seen this! I’ve driven this road at least twice a year for the last 25+ years, but never at the “right time.” There are flowers as far as you can see!
(he really did have fun)
It was definitely worth the drive (which was pretty too).
The poppies will be blooming a few weeks longer – go see them if you can!