First off, I want to say Thank You to those who left comments on my last post. It has encouraged me to think about posts that I might write in the next few weeks, before we actually get back on the road. So I looked through some of the pictures we have taken this winter for inspiration.
We have gone on a few outings while here at Jojoba. We met this fine fellow at the Flying LC Ranch. It was the home of Leo Carrillo who played Pancho, the sidekick of the Cisco Kid in the 50's. The ranch is now a Carlsbad municipal park and the grounds are quite interesting. In addition to being a working ranch, it was a well-loved retreat for many Hollywood celebrates. We were amused to here about how they would bring down their Airstream trailers to stay in while visiting. Apparently there were some really good parties!
The peacocks were just filling in their magnificent tails since the breeding season was approaching They are wild birds who descend from a few original pairs brought to the ranch by Leo. They are not fed or protected from coyotes. The city does protect them in the surrounding neighborhoods, and they are said to be a welcome nuisance. Imagine a dozen peacocks, screaming and pooping in your back yard!
There is always something to see if you look for it.