San Diego Reader
By Bonnie Maffei

Source: sandiegoreader.com/news/2009/jul/19/galleta-meadows-borrego-springs/

Galleta Meadows, Borrego Springs

Located 91 miles east of San Diego, Borrego Springs and Anza Borrego Desert State Park are popular springtime destinations for wildflower lovers. But take a jaunt down Borrego Springs Road a couple of miles to Galleta Meadows, a privately owned estate, and a surreal menagerie of gigantic metal creatures by sculptor Ricardo Breceda appears in the midst of the desert. Imagine coming upon them by chance as I did. I could hardly believe my eyes. I got out of my car and walked among them. Not another soul was in sight. I listened to the wind blowing through scrap metal dinosaurs, camels, mammoths and giant sloths, grinding and groaning as if the creatures were about to spring to life. A prehistoric sabertooth leaps over cactus and across the sands, chasing a wild horse. Frozen in time, like a bizarre ancient drama, this desert safari awaits you right here in Galleta Meadows.

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