It is Cold!
Indio, California: I realize many of you are
suffering through record-low temps, ice, snow, wind, travel delays and power
outages... so you may not be sympathetic about me having to wait until nearly 11
o'clock this morning before the temperatures rose above 55 to exercise.
This, Dear Reader, is exactly why we are in Indio and not Portland most winters.
I urge you to get in your RV, chain-up, and hit the highway to warmer climes as
soon as possible.
Even in super-cold conditions (it will most-likely freeze here overnight), we
are toasty warm inside our covered pavilion with the wall screens down and the
fireplace on the "inferno" setting.
Did you know there is a football game on every dang Monday
night? Seriously? Enough already.
I found gorgeous, thinner-than-pencil-thin asparagus at the Atwater Village
Farmers Market yesterday, so decided to use them in my
with Asparagus & Lemon. Okay, maybe finding locally-grown organic asparagus
is another reason to resent the SoCal winter lifestyle... but I urge you to try
this recipe as soon as asparagus shows up at your market.
After a quick prep (washing the asparagus, mincing garlic, zesting a lemon,
grating some cheese), the meal comes together very quickly. Even with all
the garlic, the lemon shines in this recipe - so brilliant!
Another cozy evening with My Driver at the Motorcoach Country Club.
SHOUT-OUT TO READER BARBARA: Your cousins were
very brave to knock on our door this afternoon and must love you very much. I am
sorry Vicki and Bruce had to see me without makeup. Hopefully, they will soon
recover from the trauma... and, thank you for reading!
I listened to a Los Angeles NPR affiliate while walking this morning. KPCC were
discussing people who have decided to not move-on with technology - Luddites -
who don't have cell phones and still use typewriters, film cameras and play
cassette tapes. One guy called-in to report he still used floppy disks. This
conversation was in total contrast to what I was doing today - I carried two
pedometers and one GPS device to track my walk. The GPS clocked my six mile walk
at six miles, my ancient NIKE+ pedometer/iPod/FM radio thingy (so old, it was
actually discontinued by apple years ago) racked up 6.05 miles and my fitbit
pedometer gave me 5.65 miles. 28 miles down for the month; 72 to go!
Until my next update, I remain, your chilly correspondent.
RV PARK: The
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, planned activities, perfectly
maintained. Sites for sale or rent.
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