After 4 yrs, water has returned to California - & so have the flowers!
It was arguably the last weekend to see this spectacular show of colors - and we weren't going to miss it for the world...
The Carrizo Plains lie just East of San Luis Obispo and are easily overlooked by most travelers - but if you're patient enough to make the winding road-trip, it's well worth the visit.
Jack, our 3rd musketeer and Jason's sidekick, was skeptical by the looks of it...
The Carrizo Plains are part of 264 million acres owned by the Bureau of Land Management and open to the public to enjoy. BLM land is some of the last remaining open space that remains relatively untouched and unadulterated by humans.
We found a quiet ridge looking down on Soda Lake to relax and enjoy magic hour. Other than a few hikers, we were the only ones around.
We woke up to the sounds of birds singing and the warmth of sunshine, not another soul in sight.
Warm desert mornings strolling barefoot down endless dirt roads while the hills are tucked into their fog blankets - this was bliss.