Borrego Springs, California:  It was a bit of March April Madness around here today. We spent the afternoon watching NCAA hoops. On our awning-shaded patio, on our exterior television. Perfect day for me.

Again, we woke to glorious warm sun. We each ran four miles (not together, of course) and after that… well, I would have preferred to just go back to bed. But instead, I grabbed my camera and snapped photos of this lovely RV resort. Maybe I can convince you to come to lovely Borrego Springs? On second-thought, it is already so difficult to get a reservation at The Springs at Borrego RV Resort, maybe I should just keep quiet?

Since we arrived a day early for our reservation, we had to move – four campsites down – yesterday morning. This will be our new home through Wednesday.

All sites are paved pull-throughs, with 30 & 50 amp electric service, water, sewer, cable and (fee) wifi. Premium sites are extra-long and have either golf course views, or are close to the “beach” area. The Springs at Borrego RV Resort is meticulously maintained. Pristine at all moments. Workers are constantly grooming, raking and sweeping. I am also happy to report the resort has a fabulous recycling center! There are various citrus trees planted throughout the resort and you are welcome to whichever cocktail garnish fruit you desire/require.

This building holds the bath house, laundry center, a small shop, exercise room, meeting room and full party facilities, complete with kitchen.

The building is U-shaped and acts as a wind block for the swimming pool and the hot tubs. They have one large communal hot tub and several “hot tubs for two”. All water in the spas is from their own naturally-fed mineral hot spring. The water must be cooled before it can go into the hot tubs! (I didn’t take photos because every tub was occupied this morning. Privacy, please!)

The resort is also nicely eco-scaped with native plants. This barrel cactus is starting to bloom.

And the ocotillo is blooming here too! So pretty. I wonder why there are so many hummingbirds in the park!

We like to stay here because they have a golf course! Not one of those wimpy “executive” courses either. The Springs at Borrego have a regulation 9-hole course.

This photo was taken from the championship tee on the first hole. We are planning to play tomorrow – if it isn’t too windy – so I will take more photos then.

This photo shows the ninth hole. A small lake/large pond is situated here and the park provides a sandy beach with fire pits, BBQ grills, beach chairs and covered ramadas around the lake. No swimming, but catch-and-release fishing is allowed. Yesterday, DT helped a little girl take a blue gill off her hook!

If you are exhausted after a long day of doing nothing – grab a glass of wine and relax by the lake. The park hosts cook-outs, wine tastings, music, star-gazing and other fun events nearly every day.

Or grab a chair and watch the golfers putt-out on the ninth/eighteenth hole.

Since I have so much white fish in the freezer from Puerto Penasco, I decided to make The Barefoot Contessa’s Mustard Roasted Fish. Except I didn’t have creme fraiche and I didn’t have shallots. (I was also 99.9% sure I could not find creme fraiche – a French-style sour cream – at the local Borrego Springs grocer.) I did have fat-free plain Greek-style yoghurt and green onions though, so I invented my own low-fat version of the Contessa’s recipe. Actually, it was really good. I think from now on when I make Mustard Roasted Fish, I will use fat-free Greek yoghurt.

Look at the gorgeous flounder fillets we brought from Puerto Penasco!

Looks as if it will be a good game on Monday – Duke v Butler. My bracket has long been shot… as, no doubt, has yours. Isn’t college basketball just so much fun!

Until my next update, I remain, your unleavened correspondent.

RV Park:  The Springs at Borrego RV Resort. Full-service, luxury resort with a regulation 9-hole golf course. Naturally-fed hot spring hot tubs, pool, exercise room, party room, activities, fabulous pet-run, lake-side fire pits with community gatherings. Just a great place to spend a few days… or weeks… in the sleepy village of Borrego Springs. We highly recommend this park.

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