Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Desert Trail Column - July 15, 2020

The drive-thru USDA Food Distribution will take place on Tuesday outside our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, beginning at 10 a.m. Enter at the dirt driveway just east of the community center parking lot and follow on around the building. The food will be placed in your vehicle as you’re coming back out into the parking lot on the west side of the building. Face coverings and staying inside your vehicle at all times are required.

Since the birthstone for July is the ruby and the flower is the larkspur, we send out Rainbows-of-Rubies-and-Larkspurs to Jayden Root (16) and Ron Rush. Happy birthday, Ron and Jayden!

Darlene’s Commentary: On our way home from Stater’s on Saturday night, my dear friend and I were talking about not being able to see fireworks this year and saying “Oh, well!” with a big sad sigh. As we were getting out of the car to unload groceries, a giant display went up into the air! I jumped and thought, “Oh, boy! Somebody’s in BIG trouble – and where did someone get giant fireworks like THAT?” About then, a second one went off, then a third. We quickly discovered we had a beautiful “ringside” seat for the gorgeous display put on by the Base. Thank you

Karen’s Commentary: Wowee! On Sunday at 3;30 p.m., one of our outdoor thermometers read 123 and the other showed 123.3!! What happened to the predicted high of 112??? Also, my commentary in last week’s column got cut short, so I would like to restate what was missing as I think it’s important. When asked if we can develop a universal vaccine for different strains of the coronavirus, Dr. Birx replied, “ . . . The hope is a vaccine that is made today against COVID-19 will work tomorrow and will work a year from now.” And when asked how we can learn about the search for a vaccine, she replied, “Any American can go to the NIH website ( It lists every single trial that is going on, every clinical trial for COVID-19, whether it’s vaccines or therapeutics, so Americans can stay informed.”
Coronavirus pandemic or not, our roads are still being maintained! And that means that Dylan still has a job and we residents can still drive on our roads without getting stuck. Some things are still good in Wonder Valley! For questions, comments, requests, complaints or compliments, go to or call 760-367-9880 or 909-387-5940.

Handy Hint: Potato chips stay fresh when wrapped and stored in the freezer – and don’t worry, they won’t get soggy!

Until next time..., remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.