Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tues. Dec 26 California here we come!

Join us as we travel North America in our Holiday Rambler Vacationer, 
 since August 2006 

 Where are we Today ?

        This morning as the sun in rising we are ready to head out. Its still pretty cold, frost on the car windshield but it will soon be gone when the sun hits it. Across the road is a Flying J tavel Plaza on the  Arizona side of the state line so we will fuel up our coach and car before entering California and save big bucks. $3.21 a gallon here $3.85 a gallon in California. We will not need fuel again until we return to southern Arizona in about three weeks.

        Todays journey was a nice comfortable 126miles. We left at 8:30 am and arrived at 11:30am (10:30am California time).
nice drive
lots of rv's with their sand toys
nice road across the desert
        At the rest area a nice map showing the three types of desert here in southern california

the Salton Sea to the south 

        Getting closer to the Coachella Valley we catch a glimpse of the Salton sea to the south of us then we descend into the valley where the cities of Palm Springs, Indio, Desert Hot Springs are located.

Coachella Valley

        We now know Palm Springs is here "Bob Hope Dr." but a little further to Palm Dr. and Desert Hot Springs

Snow on the mountains
Desert Hot Springs main st.
        This is a nice small town with everything we need, Palm  Springs about 20 minutes away. Now on to Catalina Spa Rv resort, we checked in and set up on a nice site and had lunch.
our site
        Now just gonna putter around and friends we met here last year Jim and Sharon, and again in Rock Port Texas were riding their bikes stopped by. A nice surprize, a few hugs, handshakes a cool beverage and we did some catching up.
Jim and Sharon
         Then a walk to their site to inspect their new to them coach  (very nice!).  Chat a bit more and decided we should carry this on  to the very warm pool and hot tub. We passed this scenic campsite on the way back electric trains and lighted houses.
nice campsite
        It was getting late 3pm and we both had things to do later so only 45 minutes in the lovely pool.
the four of us in the pool
        Then this huge amazing hot tub that we just love.
Jim, Sharon and Suzie in the hot tub
        Now 4 o'clock they have a bbq dinner to attend and I have to fire up our Weber Q-100 to grill a perfect cornish hen. Want to finish cooking before it gets too dark.
warm up the grill, turn to med, low set chicken on the grill and close lid
about an hour later open lid and an awesome BBQ'd moist chicken
done just in time as the sun sets behind the mountains
        Now with our chicken we like our Swiss Chalet Dipping sauce made famous by the Canadian restaurant of the same name. We stock up with lots to get thru our winter away, not everybody loves it like me but thats ok.
        So some creamy whipped potatoes, and peas to accompany our tasty chicken and sauce, dinner was awesome!
        Now the day is done, we thought about going to Karaoke tonight at the clubhouse, but the energy was level was gone after a busy day visiting in the pool and hot tub.

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  1. Love the train set and the huge hot tub.

  2. That place is definitely on our wish list. Enjoy!

  3. Contessa:

    Yes an amazing hot tub, the wateris constantly changed all day long from the hots springs on the property and cooled to the right temperature.

    Michael and Dee:

    Yes its a nice C2C resort, but extra resort fees added on.

  4. Glad to hear you made it safely to Desert Hot Springs.

    It is on our list, but not sure about this year or not.

    Supper looked delicious again !!

  5. TnT:

    Thanks for stopping by.

    You still have quite a few months to travel yet you could over here on you way home.

  6. Sounds like your day was similar to ours, hot springs and chicken.

    Kevin and Ruth

  7. Kevin and Ruth:

    Yep doesn't get much better than that does it?


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