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The First Day

Indio, California: Our first day in Indio started with both of us plugging-away at our laptops. Working too much. We may as well be home... except it was not 77 degrees and sunny at home! Anyhoo... we didn't think a lot was going to happen today. We exercised. Worked. Shipped orders.... but then our RV tech showed up.

Brian Van De Walker of Coach Solutions

Brian Van De Walker, owner of Coach Solutions (541-514-9000), is a super-qualified tech from the Eugene, Oregon area. Brian specialized in Country Coach, but knows all the systems installed in luxury motorhomes. Brian spends most of the winter in the Palm Springs area and he is never lacking customers.

Brian has a list of little things we need tweaked on the Magna Peregrinus and Brian is especially helpful if your husband has washed a key fob in the pocket of his running shorts.

Three times!

Yes, Dear Reader, David has now ruined THREE key fobs in the washer! $35 each. The first time Dave forget to remove his door opener thingy from the pocket of his running shorts before throwing everything in the wash, we laughed and ordered another (and a spare) from Brian. While we were in Tubac, DT forgot the fob in his running short pocket TWICE. We were down to one opener! Luckily, Brian was clever enough to purchase a whole mess of key fobs at the Country Coach liquidation auction. 

Brian has now promised to send us one at the first of every month.

Late in the afternoon, we relaxed outside and watched the world go by in the canal in front of our motorhome. There is quite a bit of bird life in the resort. We even saw an Osprey fly by!

This fellow was pretty busy eating bugs and worms from the lawn.

The nightly boat parade is entertaining. The boats are required to have small electric motors (or be powered by oars or foot pedals). This makes for a very quiet and peaceful cruise around the resort and also makes for clever boat names, such as Watt Fun and Nota Lota Yachta.

The Nota Lota Yachta boat owner has a great sense of humor, as the amusingly-named "Yacht Club" (pictured, above right) is a club house and swimming pool/spa facility exclusively for the use of lot owners. (No renter-trash like us.)

Remember me? I am still on this trip! Here I am, enjoying a glass of wine while listening to My George Washington Colonials beat the Rhode Island Rams on my laptop via the internet. Hail to the Buff; Hail to the Blue!

Dinner was delicious and RV-easy. I bought a package of mushroom-stuffed ravioli-type-pasta, boiled them "according to package directions" and placed the boiled packets on a bed of fresh arugula leaves. The pasta was topped with mushrooms sauteed in olive oil with shallots, garlic and deglazed with white wine. The whole mess was then garnished with fresh basil. Savory, vegetarian and so satisfying!

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

RV Park:  Motorcoach Country Club. Without a doubt (to me - and don't forget, it's my website) the finest RV Resort in The World. Every available amenity. Golf, tennis courts, 3 pools, 3 spas, bathhouses, 2 laundries, fitness center, club houses, restaurant, bar, gated security, 2-mile waterway and wifi.