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Indio, California: We were so sad to leave idyllic Borrego Springs this morning - to drive just over sixty miles to idyllic Palm Springs. Life is stressful at times. Having to move from one perfect desert oasis to another. I make this sacrifice so you will have something to read with your morning coffee.

You can thank me later.

The drive to the Palm Springs area is, of course, gorgeous. Even when the desert is not in full-on bloom the drive is fabulous - but today we had several jaw-dropping vistas. The ocotillo is brilliant east of Borrego Springs.

The road passes through the Badlands (nice video) area and then drops down to the Coachella Valley with fabulous views to the Salton Sea (the largest lake in California).

So pretty.

And so salty.

And so we arrived to our "campsite" in the Motorcoach Country Club. We are renting from the same guy we have rented from before. The campsite is fully-loaded with every amenity and has fabulous views over the golf course to the mountains, but does have full-on sun all afternoon directly into the front of our bus.

Apparently, paradise comes with a few compromises.

Luckily our bus comes with three roof-top air conditioners.

Here is our home for at least the next two weeks. We get a bar table with four chairs thrown-in! Woo Hoo!

You may (or may not) notice that we have only one satellite dish deployed on the roof of our bus. Our High-Definition DirecTV box that moves our rooftop dish needs a software update. I (Geek Girl Supreme) do not know how to complete this task. A tech will arrive in the morning and update our software and hopefully show me how to do it myself... as I understand DirecTV has decided to upgrade their software one or two times per year.

I am only one woman. Expect a boring report about this upgrade tomorrow. Apple pie is involved.

Back to our current situation...

Our golf course view isn't bad.

We also have a view to this lovely waterfall and huge pond. Many shore birds - very relaxing and tranquil. If you are into relaxing and tranquility.

Which we are, of course.

This is our street in our new 'hood. With all the hardware in this resort, the Magna Peregrinus is basically trailer trash.

We fight on and hold our heads high.

Look at all the lawn. Can you think of anyone who would enjoy all this green-space?

I can.

Yep. You guessed right. The Greatest Grand Dawg EVER - Reese. I just can't wait to spoil him for four days next week.

After settling in, we headed out to restock our fridge. You all know I love Borrego Springs, but the wine selection is a bit lacking in the middle of nowhere. Not only were we able to find a few of our favorite bottles in Indio, we also saw something quite shocking:

It's not like I don't get out much.

Since when have they offered flavored ice cubes in the supermarket freezer section? Is this for people who are too lazy to slice a lime, lemon or orange to squeeze into their cocktail? Shivers Ice Company to the rescue!

Do you all have this in your freezer right now and have been holding out on me?

Until my next shocking update, I remain, your lemon-squeezing correspondent.

RV Park:
 Motorcoach Country Club. The nicest RV resort in America. Trust me. The MCCC is a motorcoach-exclusive RV resort. 400 sites - all privately-owned. Sites include 50 amp power on paved sites, water, sewer, cable, wifi and natural gas. Three pools and numerous spas, waterway for electric boats, restaurant, bar, fitness center, three tennis courts. Convenient location. Gorgeous facility.