“A fun week at Indio has gone by very quickly. We are off to Hemet, CA just 1.5 hour drive to the next valley. It was like “coming home ” to Golden Village Palms RV Resort. We stayed at GVP two years ago. It is one of our favorite resorts–large sites with hedges, trees, etc. Our RV site is close to all 3 pools and the main activity areas. After setting up camp on a very hot day 82 Deg. F we went to a restaurant for supper.”
– by Ralph and Marie
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We said our good bye’s to our neighbors at Golden Sun. We drove 5 hours to Indio (near Palm Springs), California. We are booked in at Indian Wells RV Resort for a week. We are 2 sites down from our friends Brian and Shirley Regan. We had happy hour at Graham and Margaret Tedd’s with 14 others from Calgary.
March 9th was windy and warm 74 Deg. F. Shirley, Margaret and I walked around the resort–lots of green grass, palm trees and beautiful flowers. We went swimming afterwards. Ralph,Brian and Graham walked across the highway to Costco to check out prices on liquor,$15.99 for 1.75 liters of Bacardi rum($52.00 in Calgary). Happy hour was next door at Mike and Sandra’s.
Wednesday, we golfed 18 holes at Ivey Ranch Country Club $67.00 for 2 with electric cart. It was a lot of fun but the last 6 holes was very windy. We stopped at Costco to buy some liquor on the way home. In the evening our group of 16 went to see entertainment at the Resort.
Thursday Ralph borrowed Shirley’s bicycle. Brian,Graham and Ralph rode 13 miles along the flower-lined boulevards of Indio. I went swimming and read my book. Happy hour was at the Regan’s.
March 12th we went shopping at Wal Mart. After going to the pool in the afternoon we had everyone (16)over for happy hour.
Saturday we had coffee and doughnuts in the resort ballroom. We went swimming while waiting for laundry to be done. It was hamburgers for lunch on the patio. After happy hour at Howard and Janet’s we all went to the free dance 7:30 to 10:30 pm. Good music and entertainers.
Sunday March 14th (daylight savings time). Eight of us met at IHOP for breakfast at 7:30 am. We went to the College of the Desert Market in Palm Springs until noon. It was cooler and less crowded for shopping. The afternoon temperatures got to be over 80 Deg. F. We stopped at Costco on the way home. Ralph and I walked to Shields Date Farm for date shakes and watched “The Romance and Sex Life of the Date” video. It is a tedious process to pollinate date palm trees. We cooled off in the swimming pool before going to dinner hosted by the Tedd’s and Regan’s—delicious appetizers,BBQ ribs, salads and cheese cake.
Monday March 15th
A fun week at Indio has gone by very quickly. We are off to Hemet, CA just 1.5 hour drive to the next valley. It was like “coming home ” to Golden Village Palms RV Resort. We stayed at GVP two years ago. It is one of our favorite resorts–large sites with hedges, trees, etc. Our RV site is close to all 3 pools and the main activity areas. After setting up camp on a very hot day 82 Deg. F we went to a restaurant for supper.
Tuesday March 16th I got Mom’s and Annika’s birthday and Easter gifts ready to mail. We drove to the post office. This afternoon we enjoyed very hot temperatures 82-84 Deg. F. Friends we made 2 years ago Jack and Marlene Garlough(Leduc,Alberta) are across the street from us at GVP. Today I am doing “catch up” on our journal and blog.