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Carrizo Plains and Soda Lake
In March of 2019, The Washington Post reported “abundant rain and mountain snow have spurred a super bloom apocalypse.” The average folk must hold a solid sense of childlike ambition to cause such a fuss over blooming poppies, tomcat clovers and California juniper. The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Carrizo Plains National Monument, Lake Elsinore Flower Fields, Joshua Tree National Park and the southern tip of the San Joaquin Valley opened wide to a parade of world travelers seeking this year’s blooms. City officials and locals alike were shocked by the shiny minivans and honda civics that bottlenecked interstates and rural canyon roads. Public service announcements did their best to protect tourists from tumbling down mounds of wildflowers with DSLR cameras swinging around their necks like jump ropes.
Living Lavishly Vol. 9 showcases the local resources, talent and expertise we have here in the Central Coast of California.