15* @ 8 am and windy; 28*C in pm
I slept in this morning as I was up for quite a while in the night. For some reason the skin on my neck was extremely itchy and it took a while to settle that and finally go to sleep. We finally left at 10:30 am and got on I-8 West under sunny sky. The wind was blowing from the north so we rocked from time to time. Once by Calexico, we turned North on Hwy 111 which eventually connected with Hwy 86 North. The wind abated in these parts so it made the ride smoother. We stopped in Indio for lunch in the parking lot of “Casino 29” then continued on I-10 West to Varner then Dillon to Desert Pools in Desert Hot Springs, arriving around 2:30 pm. We paid our dues for 14 nights and set up in site # 65. Our friends Dave and Louise are here so they came over to welcome us. I got a call from Gaetan earlier and he has set his date of arrival for Mar 26 and leaving April 1 from LAX. Looking forward seeing him! It is very warm but pleasant. The A/C is on!
We travelled 160 miles in 3.25 hrs @ an average 50 MPH ( on the freeways, I set my speed at 55-58 mph)N 33* 55.390’
W 116* 26.021’
Alt: 1045 feet
12*C @ 7 am; 24*C and calm
It was cool in the MH this morning so I had the furnace on for a while to get the chill out. Our tax refund came in this morning and that’s already gone to pay bills! We went into town, Desert Hot Springs, to check out some motels for Gaetan’s visit then we picked up some groceries and came home. Dave and Louise came over for HH and our neighbour, Carl from Alaska also joined us. He even brought some smoked Pink Salmon from Juneau; it was great! We watched a couple movies that we rented today then to bed.
First day of Spring!
15*C @ 8 am; 24*C and very windy
Val went to her exercises this morning and finished at 11 am. She does both “Walk away the pounds” and “Swimming exercises”. We went to the clubhouse for lunch (hamburgers and potato chips with a bean salad) which was pretty good, it filled the spot anyway! Val stayed behind to work on a puzzle and I came back to do some research while having a snooze!!! We sat outside for a drink at 4 pm but came in as it was just windy. After dinner, Val went over to visit Louise and Dave came over to chat. I watched a movie on the tube after Dave left and then to bed.