Indio, California: Happy May Day!
We have been
going full-throttle since Dave landed at Palm Springs International Airport
Friday morning. On the way home from the airport we met college friends (in town
on vacation) for lunch at
Sherman's Deli in Palm Desert. It was great seeing Paula and Kraig again and
we are so sad we only snapped photos of our lunch instead of with each other.
(And Kraig is a professional photographer!)
Kid you not, I ordered "chicken salad on avocado" and this is what I received.
Who can eat this much food? Not me.
We are preparing to leave our little piece of paradise in a few days. Weather...
and by weather, I mean wind... will determine our departure date and
Saturday was spent organizing, packing, remembering what belongs where and
resulted in a trip to Goodwill (donation drop-off, not shopping). Then we spent
a great evening at the
restaurant in our resort - Top of the Falls.
Top of the Falls Restaurant - with our maitre d', Art (standing)
It was the last night the restaurant would be open for the
season. Though it seems most everyone has gone home for the summer, the
restaurant was pretty full, the bar was packed and all drinks/bottles of wine
Passover concluded, DT and I enjoyed burgers. Sad goodbyes
all around. The restaurant will open again November 1st.
My Dad and his wife, Mary, came for lunch today. I made a big
batch of hummus, a
Greek Salad and
baked a little blueberry tart. For once, I did not take a photo of the food, but
snapped photos of my family!
My Dad and Mary
Me (his eldest and favorite child), Dad and Mary
But our weekend was not over. Oh no. Sally and Alf invited
us to a Japanese restaurant,
Shogun, for dinner. Shogan is a teppanyaki place, with a busy sushi bar.
We sat at a teppanyaki table and watched our chef, Harry, put on a show for
Flaming onion tower - complete with disco lighting
Again, a ridiculous amount of food. Sally and I ordered the
spicy chicken "senior special" because it promised smaller portions. Only
$16.45, our meals included clear onion soup (or organic miso soup), salad
with ginger dressing, grilled shrimp appetizer (I did not eat), hibachi
mixed vegetables, two dipping sauces and a bowl of steamed rice. The spicy
chicken was an huge chicken breast, cooked on the teppanyaki grill and
coated with sweet-spicy sauce. Neither of us could finish our meals and
cannot imagine how large the non-senior portion would have been.
We also tried a few appetizers - sushi,
peppers - and everything was so fresh and delicious and Harry was a
hoot. Really a good time.
In preparation for our departure, our bus will be washed and waxed in the
morning, and Maricella's crew will be inside our motorhome
steam-cleaning the tile and carpets, treating the leather, oiling the
woodwork and cleaning the whole place from top to bottom. We have this done the week we arrive and the
week we leave each year. It is like a spa treatment for our motorhome, and
this maintenance schedule contributes to our bus still looking good after
eight years on the road.
Until my next update, I remain, your "how is it already
RV PARK: The
Motorcoach Country Club
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