Borrego Springs, California: Just go about your business, people. There’s nothing to read here. We had a very quiet day. One of the techs at MotoSat wanted me to run a few experiments on the dish, so I spent most of the morning jotting down time, temperatures, SNR and TxPwr details. At around one o’clock in the afternoon, the dish locked-on the satellite and DT began to frantically download/answer emails concerning the 2012 Olympic Trials. My Poor Driver is most frustrated with our internet situation.
Much of the morning was spent outside on the patio. We chatted with many neighbors and enjoyed the 75° sunshine. There are so many hummingbirds – and they are very entertaining. Dave rode the exercise bike in the fitness center and I ran a very few miles on the roads. I don’t know if you recall, but all sorts of incredible art has been placed out in the middle of the desert all around this valley. Huge metal statues all over in the middle of no where. When I jog down the road in front of the RV resort, I run past this:
Statues of workers harvesting grapes! If I run around the corner I can see mastodons. More on this later in the week.
While I was hanging around the motorhome, I made a traditional Mexican breakfast –Chilaquiles (cheel-ah-keelies). Well, I made my version: Cheater RV Chilaquiles!
I sauteed a little onion with about half of a jalapeno pepper. I would have used an entire jalapeno pepper but DT someone in our house complains about too much spice.
When the onions were soft and starting to brown, I poured in one (10 oz) can of red enchilada sauce and let the sauce simmer until it was thick and bubbly – about five minutes.
Then I added a few handfuls of plain tortilla chips.
Stirred well, removed from heat and left covered for 2 or 3 minutes.
And served, topped with a little crumbled white Mexican cheese (Monterey Jack or Cheddar would work) and then garnished with sliced green onion. I like to use cilantro too, but there was none in my kitchen. I also like to serve Chilaquiles over a bed of refried beans, but I didn’t have beans either. Whatever, they were still yummy.
All that work this morning charting satellite readings and still no internet (except for 45 minutes early this afternoon). I have stumped the satellite internet technicians. A wasted day. A day we could have spent golfing or hiking. Jimmy Buffett would call it “another shi**y day in paradise“. That Jimmy has such a way with words.
Thank goodness for my iPhone “back-up plan” – happily tethered to my laptop (as long as we are somewhere with cell service) – I can post my blog and surf the web. (Don’t worry, I let My Driver use it too.)
Here is a photo of our situation at The Springs of Borrego RV Resort. I posted this photo to maybe give you the idea to dig out of that snow bank in your driveway and point your RV south?
Maybe a photo of the campground landscaping will help make your decision.
Until my next update, I remain, your mean correspondent.
FROM OUR CAMPING JOURNAL RV LOG BOOK: The Springs at Borrego RV Resort & Golf Course. One of our very favorite RV parks on the west coast. Sites are large and each has a nice cement patio and picnic table. Cement 50 amp pull-throughs will full service. There are also different varieties of citrus trees all over, so you will never be lacking for a cocktail garnish in the winter. Slow wifi. Fabulous warm pool and many hot tubs – all from their own hot springs! Fitness center, library, community rooms. Regulation 9-hole golf course. Recycling. Huge fenced dog park! We are paying $64 per night for a “premium” site.