Another Trip Around the Sun
Listen to Jimmy Buffett & Martina McBride sing
Around the Sun
(Safe and hosted by RVGoddess.com)
Indio, California: Dear Reader, I
celebrated another birthday today. Yeah, I may be old, but I still have fun and
I am a Bubbe, so who really cares about age? Not me. Grey hair rules!
In true Taylor fashion, we celebrated with food. Exercise. A really
healthy lunch and a small (beefy) dinner.
My Driver took me to the
House in Rancho Mirage for lunch. I just love their Spicy Tuna Roll
appetizer. They call it an appetizer, but I have yet to finish their
tuna roll. The only ingredient cooked in this dish is the blanched soy
beans (Edamame). It starts with a layer of chopped cucumber, then a
layer of Edamame, then raw tuna (marinated in a spicy wasabi soy sauce),
then avocado, then fresh greens and sprouts. The entire thing is then
rolled in seaweed shards and served with more wasabi soy sauce and
Sriracha sauce. $15. DT had a "California Roll" - same type of
presentation, but with sushi rice, crab and avocado. Great lunch,
especially with their delicious passion fruit iced tea. (And tons of
football on the zillion televisions throughout the icy-cold restaurant.)
We watched more football and baseball this afternoon in our motorhome
(and I needlepointed for quite a bit) before I began preparing a
balsamic reduction sauce (on the outside stove!) for a strip steak. (We
bought a 1+ pound strip steak and divided it into three portions. The
other two steaks are in the freezer.)
Really, we just needed an excuse to open a bottle of that gorgeous
Oregon Ponzi Pinot
Noir Reserve left after the wedding.
Birthday Girl Flowers
Tina & Jim
Everyday, more motorcoaches are arriving at the resort
for the "season". Many friends are stopping-in to see our new casita. We
are quite happy to show-off our (still not completed) campsite.
Though this view is outstanding, we cannot brag about
"chamber of commerce" weather today. It was 100 degrees. Not a hint of
My Driver did a fantabulous job
searing grilling the strip
steak. I did a fantabulous job on the balsamic reduction.
Beef... like birthdays... are best in moderation.
Miniature Chocolate Espresso Cake from Bristol Farms
Chocolate, however, should be enjoyed with abandon.
Until my next update, I remain, your well-traveled correspondent.
Motorcoach Country Club -
The Crown Jewel of Motorcoach Resorts. 400 sites, three pools, three spas,
fitness center, golf, bocce ball, tennis, 2-mile waterway, fine-dining
restaurant, bar, security, free wifi, planned activities, perfectly maintained.
Sites for sale or rent.
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