Indio, California: Happily, I finished my run early (thanks to our early-rising Grand Dawg-slash-alarm clock), because the weather turned nasty this afternoon. Terrible winds and clouds. Temperatures were still in the 70's.
All sorts of strange things are going on in this resort. First, the terrible coach fire and today more fire trucks raced into the park to rescue a guy trapped in an elevator! A tanker truck and a ladder truck were required. The firefighters were able to get the camper out via electronics, so the jaws-of-elevator-life were not required. It is only a two story building - remind me to take the stairs.Storm-be-damned, there was a "Mystery Cruise" scheduled today and the event was not cancelled because of the wind. We are not in the "boating set" in this resort, so I can't state for sure what was involved... but it seemed each boat held a team and they were sent to different points along the 2-mile canal system to do certain tasks. Like a scavenger hunt, but with boats and booze.
Speaking of booze... This Mystery Cruise station, just in front of our motorhome involved golf/putting.
SIDENOTE: The Tan "n"Bombed has been previously featured on this website, but this morning I saw a boat in the resort named SHIP FACED. Anyone else noticing a theme here?
This afternoon Lisa, Lenny, Leo and Lenny's parents came to visit. This is the first time Lenny's folks had seen a RV resort! This is also the first time they had been in a motorhome. May as well start with the best, eh? Leo with his Grandpa Steve
Lenny is the eldest of three. Lisa is an only child. Lenny's parents, DT and I agree Leo is much better tempered than any of our four children combined. Maybe our memories have slipped a bit? We showed Leo all around the resort this afternoon and then schlepped him up to the dining room for Italian food.
Leo was a big hit. Our server, Brenda, took Leo back to the kitchen to show him off. This reminded me of so many times when Lisa was a baby in Asia. Once, in Japan, the server took a fussy Lisa back to the kitchen so we could enjoy a quiet dinner. I looked back to the kitchen to see the workers peeking into her diaper to see if Lisa was a boy or a girl.
It was a great day. Leo is so blessed to have such devoted Grandparents - on both coasts. Hopefully I will be able to take better photos of The Cutest Baby Ever tomorrow morning (in the dessert sunshine?).
SLOGGER REPORT: A long run to finish-up the week. I ran five miles. The first mile and the last mile were torture, but the three in the middle were pretty good. 17 miles for the week. Yeah, me!
Until my next update, I remain, your resort 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.