Indio, California: Dave has returned
to Indio, and family from
Denver have arrived to spend a few glorious days in the sunshine. My Brother and
his wife (Steve and Kris) flew into Los Angeles to first spend a few days with
Lisa's family. Lisa kept them so busy - Leo's swim lessons, the zoo, hiking,
several restaurant visits and one cultural event! Steve sent cute photos of his
great-niece and nephew to us:
Lucy, being adorable - even in her carseat
Leo - thumbs up - at his swim lesson
Steve and Kris pointed their (shiny, red, convertible) rental car towards Indio
Thursday afternoon and arrived in time for a bowl of
Lasagna Soup and a
salad made with fennel, oranges, radishes and radish sprouts (sprouted by
More family adventure planned for today. Kris and I walked 4
miles; Steve and Dave ran 5 miles, then our niece, Carla (Sister Renee's
daughter) arrived with her boyfriend to spend the day with us. Carla is at
school in San Diego.
As soon as they arrived we all went to lunch at El Mexicali Cafe in Indio - home
of the famous shrimp-stuffed peppers. Two platters-o-peppers later, we all
ordered lunch and were treated to THREE trains rumbling past the ancient
building. The shaking adds to the ambience and the owner treats everyone as
Next stop was to the tortilla press at the local Mexican
Carla and Shawn buy tortillas
But we had to get back to the resort - Colleen and Rick offered
to give our guests a boat ride. This is a special treat and a great way to show
first-time visitors a different side of this fabulous "campground".
A beautiful afternoon for a cruise - it was 87 degrees
Carla, Kris and Steve aboard the Naughty Buoy
Shawn & Carla
After the cruise, we all went up to the
clubhouse for the usual Friday Night Club - where a
drawing is held for cash money. ($100 is put in a kitty
and at 6p each Friday, a lot number is drawn. If you are
in the clubhouse when they call your lot number, you win
the money. If no one is there to claim the prize,
another $100 is put in the pot and so on and so on. Last
year, the pot climbed to $1500 before someone won. It's
a fun one-hour cocktail party, the clubhouse is packed
and everyone has a grand time.) No one won tonight, and
the pot now sits at $300.
Steve and Kris in their red Camero ragtop
The rest of us took the golf cart
Before the kids had to drive back to San Diego, we fed them
again. DT grilled chicken thighs and I made an Israeli Salad, roasted
potatoes (in the crockpot all day) and I also made hummus (with organic
garbanzo beans from a farmers market in Los Angeles).
Marinated for two days in lemon juice, white wine and herbs
Hummus was delicious
Her aunts and uncles are very happy Carla gave up her entire day
to spend with the old folks. Thank you, Carla, for driving over from San Diego!
More madcap family adventures await. Special thanks to Steve and
Shawn for sharing their photos for this blog post today.
Until my next update, I remain, your happy correspondent.
RV PARK: The
Motorcoach Country Club
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