Indio, California: Though busy reorganizing ourselves for a winter in the desert, we had signed-up for the Welcome Back party the staff had planned. The theme was jungle-inspired and attendees were encouraged to wear animal prints. (Naturally, I had a leopard print blouse, and, of course, DT had an appropriate Hawaiian shirt.) We rarely attend club-wide events, mostly due to the fact the menu most-often consists of something we can't eat. Not this event! Happily, except for the passed shrimp-kabobs, the menu was pork-free: roast beef tenderloin, roast turkey, salmon piccata, roasted fingerling potatoes, sautéed zucchini and rolls.
Everyone said this was the best buffet EVER for a club-wide event, and that the staff had out-done-them-own-selves in the menu, decor, music, and planning.
Before it grew too dark, I snapped a few photos of the decor: Tables were set-up on Hughes Plaza, and on the lawn.
The adjacent fire pits were blazing and attracted a crowd on the chilly evening. Guests, with glowing lanyards and pith helmets, line-up at the bar Guest arriving, and claiming a seat The band began to play... and people began to dance...
with a tiger looming in the distance. Just monkeying-around on a bridge Oh, hello there!
I thought the food was very good, and with two buffet lines, the crowds were processed quickly. After dinner, we were treated to a fabulous display of bite-sized desserts - there must have been a dozen varieties - on a pretty table covered with tiered platters and colorful sparkly lights. (Sorry, far too dark for a photo!)
I understand we were supposed to mingle and meet new friends, but we sat with Mary, Captain Jim, Joann, and John, thus guarantying a perfect evening in the jungle.
Until my next update, I remain, your tropical correspondent.
RV PARK: The Motorcoach Country Club