perhaps this is the largest tortoise sculpture on the earth
Very nice . Voted
Greeting from Iran
This mural is a depiction of the wildlife native to the Mojave Desert, and this scene is of the 49 Palms Oasis, looking northeast toward the city of 29 Palms.
Henry Cowell does have good tasting potable water but does NOT have a dump station for RVs. Your camp registration allows you to use the dump station at the next nearest State Park called New Brighton State Beach.
The Poison Oak in this photo is more obvious than in other photos but it is located EVERYWHERE!!!
I posted all of these photos of the camp ground as a public service. Henry Cowell requires site specific reservations. That is difficult to do when you have never been there. See the Henry Cowell Camp Map to refer to my photos. North on their map is actually west. PS: #18 is NOT well suited for RVs. Too steep.
Mission San Luis Rey, known as the "King of the Missions" because it is the largest of the 21 missions built in California. Located in the city of Oceanside, this mission is both a historic landmark and an operational Catholic church.
The Lavanderia is unique to Mission San Luis Rey. Water from nearby streams was diverted to the Lavanderia through an extensive irrigation system that was intended for agriculture. The Lavanderia was used by the native people for bathing and washing laundry.
Water from the irrigation system flowed through the mouth of the gargoyle into the Lavanderia.