ChicSassyMom Travels

I dream of Poppy Bloom šŸŒ¼| Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

Before the shelter-in-place, we had our fill of vacays. We spent last Valentine’s Day in Las Vegas. Super long drive from Fremont. We drove the night before and spent the night in Lancaster in one of my fave, preferred hotel chains (please check out my IG @chicsassymom). We had dinner plans in Las Vegas, but from Lancaster, we’re already halfway our trip, about 4 hours drive, so we had time to spare. Like the trooper that I am, I searched what to do in Lancaster. Tadaa! Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, which was about 30 minutes from where we were going the opposite way, but I reckon we won’t be in this part of California anytime soon (I prefer to fly), so why not. My boys complied. It’s Valentine’s Day, anyhow.  But I wish, I googled more… are poppies blooming in February? Too late, I only found the live stream of the Poppy reserve after.

No poppy, but there’s a Joshua Tree. šŸŒµ
We hiked, hoping for even just tiny glimpse of orange patch…nothing!!! There were two trail options. I was thinking did we take the wrong one.

View Point

My boys were getting tired and upset and annoyed.

I settled for this. No poppies! No wildflowers of any sorts! It was Mojave dessert like field. 

So, I gave up my dream of having not just a bouquet of flower for Valentine’s Day but a field of poppies as far as my eyes can see.

One Spring Day in Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve cr: Park Photo
Live Feed today, April 13, 2020

Orange you glad you came? I would have been victorious with even just to see a tiny bit of orange. Oh well, next spring, let’s remain hopeful. ā¤ļø

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