Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Joe, We Have Company!!!

Joe had just come back from playing pickle ball and this big silver looking truck pulled up. I looked closer and I recognized that white beard and the two mutzos in the back seat. Rick, Molly and Rylie had come for a visit. 

We were thrilled. Rylie and Molly were perfect pups while we were visiting. For those of my family and friends who are wondering who Rick is, He's one of our blogger friends and also a huge help when I'm having computer problems. He and his wife Paulette are wintering down the road from us. In our visit today, we talked about how fun it would be if those of us bloggers who are in the area could get together in one place for a visit. Thank you Rick for coming our way. We really enjoyed our visit with you. And Rylie and Molly, you come visit again too.

After we said goodbye to Rick we decided to go to Niiland, close to the Saltan Sea to visit friends who are staying at Bashfords RV Resort  near there. On the way we passed many date palm groves.

This is just a small view of the Salton Sea

My friend for over 40 years, Karin.

We laugh because we just live across the Willamette River from each other in Oregon and only get together a couple times a year and in CA. we drive an hour and a half for a short visit. It was a fun afternoon with them. 

They gave us a tour of their park. Of interest to us were these baths which are called pots. The mineral water flows from 530 feet deep within in the earth  at the foot of the  Chocolate Mountains into the parks well at 150 degrees where it is cooled and piped into the pots. When you get in the pot, if the temperature isn't to you liking you can add hot or cold water to your comfort. When your done you clean the pot, pull the plug and reset the plug and it fills back up again. 

The sun setting on the Chocolate Mountains



We said our goodbyes, and enjoyed a beautiful sunset all the way back to  Palm Springs where we had supper at Hibachi City Buffet before getting a few groceries and heading home.

It was beautiful to see so many changes in colors

I was enjoying a visit on the phone with my sister. Joe stopped the car right on the road, (no one was coming either direction) and took these pictures.

Beautiful aren't they.
As I was taking my walk this morning I noticed the very fragrant flowers along side the clubhouse.  Can anyone tell me their name please?  Thanks in advance.