Indio, California: The desert was blessed
with a good rainstorm Monday. Not a gully-washer, but a steady rain for several
hours. I bet the Ocotillo will be blooming in a few days, and I bet the RV
washing crews will be blooming with money in the next few days. The Magna
Peregrinus needs a bath.
A rare view from our motorhome window - clouds
Perfect chili weather? Perfect timing for the First Annual Chili Cook-off.
Our friend, Tim, organized this new event at our RV resort. (I was asked to
participate, but we had planned to be away, and changed our plans too late
to enter. Next year?)
was a blind taste-test by a panel of judges on the first floor of the Yacht
Club building, while upstairs the cooks stood behind their crockpots filled
with their special concoctions, handing out samples.
The judges gave their official awards, and attendees voted for their
favorite chili - the "People's Choice Award". The event was free, with
sponsored beer, wine, margaritas and all the chili "fixings" a taster would
Keeping shy of any pork... I mostly went around and snapped photos of
Bill (in white) made his special Texas Chili
My pretty friends - Colleen and Joann - sharing their chili
Our friend, Tim, organized the event, and our pretty neighbor Sally - in
her awesome apron -
won the "People's Choice Award" with her Bavarian-style
From the turnout, the fact they ran out of chili, beer, wine and margaritas... I
would conclude the inaugural event was a success and hopefully I will be able to
enter next year.
With the weather improving, we enjoyed another beautiful evening sky. Until my next update, I remain, your hungry correspondent.
RV PARK: The
Motorcoach Country Club
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