Typical Non-Typical Day
Indio, California: Except for our morning
coffee + work + exercise routine, we rarely have a typical day here at the
Motorcoach Country Club. I think it is common around most RV resorts to ponder
where exactly the day went. Not everyone knows exactly the
date or day of the week. After lunch, not everyone knows exactly what
they will be doing/eating for dinner. It is easy to get caught-up in a whirlwind of
activities, parties, crafting, blogging, golfing, photographing, visiting with
friends and neighbors, FaceTiming with your grandson, cooking, golf cart/boat cruising,
visiting your Mom in the hospital, injuring your foot and suddenly, it is February.
This bus has wheels for a reason and they have not rolled for a while, so we are
taking the beautiful Magna Peregrinus out for a spin in the morning -
meaning we spent time this afternoon getting her organized for a road trip.
But not before coffee + work + exercise and a lunch break to our favorite taco
shop in the Coachella Valley, Tacos Gonzales (NE corner of Highway 111 &
Jefferson, La Quinta).
This is the spread they bring to your table when you sit
down at Tacos Gonzales. What's not to love? The Gonzales family are so
friendly and have spoiled us completely. If we do not come in for a few
days, Mrs. G wants to know where we have been.
The tostada I had last night at Don Diego's was good, but
really, was that a tostada? Anything in a big deep-fried tortilla bowl is
not a tostada. This (above) is a tostada - a hard, flat fried tortilla,
piled with beans, shredded chicken, cheese, lettuce, tomato and sour cream.
$4.49, by the way.
Tacos Gonzales uses real plates, glasses and
cutlery. Not disposable plastic junk. A taco is $1.69 and two will fill you.
They offer bean, chicken, beef asada, beef head meat (not brain), beef tongue and
pork tacos. Big excitement - they now accept credit cards!
Today was non-typical because I did not cook even one meal all day.
The motorhome was so neat and tidy - and clean - I didn't want to mess it up
preparing a meal.
Doesn't mean I didn't run out to the supermarket to stock up on a few things for
our road trip. Happy I did. How else would I have found the perfect Valentine
gift for absolutely no one:
The box of chocolates is less expensive than my
tostada. Oh, wait. Did I say less expensive? What I meant to say
Oh, how I do amuse myself.
After enjoying gorgeous weather all day, as the sun set, the
sky grew stormy and dark and the wind began to blow.
But Mother Nature still gave us another stunning sunset.
We had dinner tonight at the Top of the Falls - the restaurant in our resort
clubhouse. The restaurant is ready for Super Bowl Sunday - with football
decor and televisions everywhere:
DT and I watched the Duck v UCLA basketball game from seats
at the bar - where we dined from the "bar menu". Tonight was Prime Rib
Night, one of the most popular nights at the restaurant. I ordered something
from the "heart healthy" menu... but it looked and tasted like grilled
chicken over butterfly pasta with mushrooms and veggies in a cream sauce.
Really good, but enough food for two.
The night was going well (even as we endured Bill Walton calling the Duck v
UCLA game from Eugene... it's like fingernails on a chalkboard listening to
Grateful Dead references prattle), until a fellow camper ordered another round for everyone
seated at the bar - on his tab. Thank you and Dang you!
We watched the last part of the Duck game back in our motorhome. Ducks lost.
Okay, that part of our day was typical.
SLOGGER REPORT: Ran only two miles, but I
ran them really fast. And by fast, I mean 14-minute miles. Speedster!
Until my next update, I remain, your typical 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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