March Madness Begins
Indio, California: I really do not have
much to report. We seem to be in a rut of coffee + emails + exercising, then
tacos somewhere, and relaxing the rest of the day. Apparently, this is called
"retirement"? The weather just could not be better.
I did want to share this photo (above). It is a Palo Verde (Parkinsonia
florida) tree in full bloom. The tree translates from Spanish to "green
stick" in English. The bark on the tree is green.
Really a gorgeous tree
but super messy and possibly the reason I sneeze
twenty times each morning? The trees are in full blossom all over the Coachella
Valley at this time.
And since it is the first day of Spring, here is another pretty flower photo,
snapped via my phone on my four mile jog "around the block" yesterday:
I can't even count all the tomatoes on my vines now. They are
going crazy. Every morning we wake to more and more little green tomatoes.
Mary and Captain Jim came to our campsite to watch the Oregon v
BYU game today. I made another batch of the SW BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad (that
doesn't even need chicken to be delicious - the dressing is the best thing about
this salad). This recipe will be shared (I have made it six times over the past
month!) in the April RV Goddess Newsletter, so be sure to
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To accompany the salad, Mary & Captain Jim brought three
small flatbreads, each covered with a different topping (spinach & feta,
rustic olive, pesto) that they discovered on a trip to Costco this week. The
flatbreads were like mini pizzas.
The Ducks won and will face Wisconsin Saturday.
If you have been anywhere near a television or computer today,
you know the NCAA basketball tournament is in full-swing. I had a very good
morning in my two (no-money-bet/just-for-fun pools, as I chose Dayton to win
over Ohio State. I have slid a bit with my other choices this evening, and my
eyes are about to pop out of my head from watching so much college basketball...
but honestly... this is just one of my favorite times of the year. Not only do
we get to watch college hoops, we get to watch college hoops outside.
Lisa & Leo went to NIKE TOWN in Los Angeles this afternoon and Leo was excited
to find a Duck mascot on the first AND second floor of the store. Leo climbed
all over the manikins wearing Duck uniforms.
Oh those ears!
Cutest BOY ever is coming to see his Bubbe this weekend and Captain Jim is going
to take him on a boat ride.
Until my next update, I remain, your Mad-About-March correspondent.
SLOGGER REPORT: 4 miles yesterday around the
block and three miles this morning inside the resort. Listening to Mr. Buffett
while I jog this week - he inspires me! (And I am referring to Jimmy, not Warren
- because I am already out of the Billion Dollar Basketball Pool.)
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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