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Find your place in the sun

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BORREGO SPRINGS, Calif. (CBS 8) - It's a beautiful, sunny day in Borrego Springs, but when I meet George Kriagh, he's not happy.

George has joined Dorothy and Milly at the senior center's morning workout. He drove his car to workout class today.

"I'm 99, but got my driver's license a couple of months ago," George said.

At 99, George is just one off Borrego Springs' noontime high of 100 degrees, which is just the way Raylene Herman and her family like it.

"It's been awesome -- 107 (degrees) yesterday, pretty nice by the pool," one visitor said.

They're not the only beach lovers who are ditching the marine layer and heading to the desert.

"We got a lot of calls this week from people over on the coast saying 'I can't stand it anymore. I'm freezing, it's raining, I want to see the sun,'" hotel owner Gwen Marie said.

Warning: intense desert heat can play tricks on you. Mirages of beautiful sculptures will appear out of nowhere.

"They are created by a sculptor outside L.A., Ricardo Brisada. We have more than 70 of them right now," Gwen said.

And if you really want to descend into the desertscape, Joe Raffetto books excursions.

"That's the blessing of being surrounded by this amazing state park," Joe said.

Or after workout class, you could just ride around with George.

"I ride my bike around the golf course most evenings," George said.

As the locals say, "BS, I love you."

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