Indio, California: Woot! Happily, a very uneventful drive from Bakersfield to Indio today. Anyway, I think it was uneventful. My Driver listened to the Ryder Cup golf tournament on the radio. I find golf on the radio to be so boring. DT was reveling every shot. I fell asleep.
We arrived to our "home away from home" at the Motorcoach Country Club around two o'clock. The place is a ghost town. The lawns have been scraped-down, the ponds (not the lake, just the ponds) have been emptied for cleaning.
It was 108°.
I think. Above is a view from the kitchen looking towards the water. Notice the circular gas fire pit overlooking the canal? Wonder if a little guy we know will be roasting marshmallows in there one day? On a blistering-hot day, it seems ridiculous to have a fire place, a fire pit and ceiling heaters... but the truth is, most of the winter months we are here, it is quite chilly in the evenings.
Obviously we are going to need a dining table and a few chairs. We are not even going to think about these things until next week. Dark door opens out to kitchen area, there is a pocket door to the bathroom
Here are two photos of the casita interior. The floor-to-ceiling wall cabinet is gorgeous - we are so pleased. The bathroom sink will not arrive until mid-October, so Arnold installed a "loaner" sink. Who knew there was such a thing as a loaner sink? The toilet and sink are both supposed to be "sand" colored. There is also a nice tiled shower stall in the bathroom. I have the towel bars, hooks, tissue holder, etc., somewhere in the RV. I think. The white box above the door is a heater/air conditioner. It is super quiet and super efficient. Of course, it is only cooling a 9x13 wine cellar room!
No doubt more excitement will ensue over the next few days, so check back! Keep cool everyone!
Until my next update, I remain, your sweaty correspondent.
RV PARK: Motorcoach Country Club - The Crown Jewel of Motorcoach Resorts. 400 sites, three pools, three spas, fitness center, golf, bocce ball, tennis, 2-mile waterway, fine-dining restaurant, bar, security, free wifi, planned activities, perfectly maintained. Sites for sale or rent.