Humph. Well, it didn't work. Henry and I went to the Fountain of Youth Spa near Salton Sea. I expected Henry to become a puppy and me - a 30 year old. Didn't happen, but we had a great time. Henry met his cousin Gus. They are really perfect pals now!
Handsome Guster is on the left and he really let Henry in on the secrets of cousin-hood. They wrestled, chased, shared and romped together. Talk about a perfectly matched twosome.
We took Bennie Burro to the Salton Sea. We had not seen it before and it was both impressive due to its size and sad due to the pollution in that huge body of water.
The arid landscape around the Spa was covered with hiking trails for walkers and their dogs. Really nice dog friendly environment - on leash though due to coyotes. At night Henry and I admired their singing. There were a lot of them out there inviting pets to come out to "play".
We found the stone maze on our walks. Someone went to a lot of work creating it. In the center is a gong to ring announcing your success - and a note explaining how to produce the purest sound.
Henry and I both wanted to stay another night - but the Santa Ana winds are scheduled to seriously pick up tomorrow. So we packed up the burro and waved goodbye to Gus and his parents, Rick and Leslie. We will definitely return to the spot. It was worth the four hour drive. The return trip was just enough to give Henry nap time after his workout!