Month: September 2012

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum

“Before settling in the California desert, Cabot Yerxa led an adventurous life, traveling to Mexico, Cuba, Alaska and Paris.

 In 1913 Cabot homesteaded 160 acres in what is now Desert Hot Springs. Pressed for water, he dug a well with pick and shovel, discovering the now famous hot mineral waters of Desert Hot Springs. Nearby, through a second well, he discovered the pure cold water of the Mission Springs Aquifer. These two wells, hot and cold, give the area its name – Miracle Hill.

 Cabot began construction on his pueblo-style home in 1939 and worked on it until his death in 1965 at the age of 81. The Pueblo was abandoned after Cabot’s death. 

 A Desert Hot Springs businessman and acquaintance of Cabot Yerxa, Cole Eyraud (1921 -1996), purchased the property and helped restore the Pueblo to its historic state.” 

– www.cabotsmuseum.org/Cabot_Yerxa.html

There’s so much more to learn about him once you take the tour it’s almost too much! Kaylie and I took the tour and spent a few hours there. Cabot Pueblo Verxa helped people, who came into that area, learn more about the Indians  He had a passion and love for the local Indians, it was so inspiring. We were able to take a tour of the grounds, which are the pictures below, and of the inside of his museum and house, but I wasn’t able to take photos inside.

I encourage you all to look him up, maybe look at the site where I copied the information from. I can promise you, it’s not a waste of time 🙂

 

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Hidden Love

This is a different hiking trail that Kaylie and I went to. She found online that there was a hidden heart in a rock at the end of the trail! I’d forgotten, even deep in the forest in California, it’s still SUPER HOT! HAHA! I’m so used to the forests in Oregon being cooler I really wasn’t expecting the heat, but it was still a lot of fun 🙂

William and I are still out of state enjoying family and friends 🙂 So I’m waaaaaaay behind on emails still lol! Forgive me please!

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While hiking we found a huge log over the trail…

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… and it ended up being slippery haha!

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It was very bright so it didn’t come out how I wanted, but can you see the heart?

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Hiking to the Falls

I know I’ve been away for a while, I’ve been enjoying time with my hubby 🙂 We’re still down here in California and will be here a little longer before heading up north. It’s been so amazing having him back I can’t even explain it 🙂 These are some pictures I took while hiking down here with my friend Kaylie! She was trying to keep me entertained before William got home haha! 

I’ve been on this trail before when I was younger and visited it a few times while growing up. There are a few more hiking photos that I’m going through and will probably post those later. I was especially happy about the water fall shot I got where I opened my shutter up for a few seconds, really amazing how it came out. I will be going through emails today, forgive me for being so behind haha! I’ll catch up soon, I hope! 

 

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