Indio, California: Dave and I made a quick overnight to Los Angeles to celebrate his birthday with our family and to avoid another sand storm here in Indio.
Lisa and Lenny really made a big-deal of Dave's Big Day and had the house decorated with streamers, balloons and banners.
All the cool people were at the Atwater Village Farmers Market this morning: The really cool people were shopping with their reusable grocery bags and sucking their thumbs. We went to the very fun and funky little diner, Fred62, for lunch before driving back to Indio. I tried something new - their Pastrami Short Rib Sandwich - slow-smoked pastrami, pecan cole slaw, jalapeno pickles, spicy mustard on a potato roll. It was, without a doubt, one of the finest things I have tried in a while. Wow. $11. They cure and smoke the beef short ribs in-house. In the parking lot actually. The short ribs melt in your mouth with a moist, smoky yumminess and the pickles, slaw and jalapenos add a spicy-sweet-crunchy contrast. Highly recommended, by me.
It was so sad saying goodbye to our wonderful family today - we won't see them again for too-many weeks. We are going to miss a certain little guy very, very much.
Our drive back from Los Angeles was quick and we arrived to find our campsite coated in another film of sand. Time to get out of town. Time to point the bus out of the Coachella Valley. Time to head home.
Until my next update, I remain, your weekend correspondent.
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