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  • Day336

    December 2-9

    December 9, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 68 °F

    We've had a couple days of much needed rain which brought snow to the San Jacinto and San Bernardino Mountains = beautiful views. Last Sunday we went to the Indio Tamale Festival with Chad and Leslie. I only wish we had the gastric capacity to sample more than 4 tamales out of the hundreds that were there. https://www.tamalefestival.net/
    Thursday we met cousin Steve at the Palm Desert Community Center for pickleball then had lunch with him and Carlene at Islands Restaurant. It was great seeing them and we're glad he's finally discovered the sport we love.
    Friday Chad and Leslie hosted an open house at their beautiful new (to them) motorcoach.
    Today had breakfast at Keedy's https://keedysfountaingrill.com/ and hit the College of the Desert Street Fair for some holiday shopping, listened to some talented musicians at Cat Spa's Sunday Jam and had friends over for an impromptu get together.
    Another fun and busy week and I didn't even mention wine tasting and trivia night, well...I guess I just did.
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  • Day328

    November 25-December 1

    December 1, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 59 °F

    We spent Sunday night at "Camp Monaco" in Coburg, OR for some minor fixes to the motorhome the following day. Wanting to take advantage of the calm dry weather we began our southerly migration at 4:00 Monday afternoon. Stopped for a three hour cat nap south of Stockton before arriving Tuesday afternoon at our winter destination in Desert Hot Springs, CA at Catalina Spa and RV Resort...a long but uneventful drive.
    https://www.catalinasparvresort.com/
    Chad and Leslie were having a barbecue so we enjoyed dinner, a gorgeous sunset and connecting with friends old and new. Jim, Joy and Jess, who we met in Seaside, OR, are here. 😎🏜️
    No lack of activities here at Cat Spa, wine tasting Wednesday, Dillon's for bingo on Thursday getting our daily exercise on the pickleball courts. Competed in a Round Robin tournament on Saturday where we didn't medal but enjoyed some good competition and had lots of fun, despite the wind. Thanks Jim and Angie for organizing the event. Saturday night I attended a wine and cheese tasting hosted by Mike Thompson RV.
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  • Day343

    December 10-16

    December 16, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 72 °F

    Another great week at Cat Spa: wine, munchies and pickleball under the lights; dinner at La Bonita's in Palm Springs followed by Christmas shopping at Villagefest; smoked baby back ribs, mac & cheese and black forest cake at the Giltz's; soaking in the hot spring spas; watching the hummingbirds. 😎🏜️

  • Day347

    December 17-20

    December 20, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 73 °F

    Monday we joined a group from Cat Spa for some pickleball at the Sands RV and Golf Resort. Thanks to the "picklers" at the Sands for their hospitality. Tuesday we enjoyed the annual Christmas Cart Parade/Festival of Lights. Our friends Leslie, Chad, Jim & Angie had their bikes fully decorated. Wednesday I hiked the Magnesia Falls Canyon trail with Marc, Pattie and Karen. A bit more difficult than last year as some of the rock faces were a bit slick, but well worth the effort. This evening we had pizza at Bill's...delicious!
    Tomorrow we head back to Oregon for the holidays.
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  • Day8

    January 1-8

    January 8 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 63 °F

    We departed Milwaukie, Oregon on New Year's day and arrived at our winter home at Cat Spa on the 2nd. Finally toured the Visitors Center at Pyramid Lake, very interesting and worth the stop. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vista_del_Lago_Visitors_Center
    We've been spending some quality time with our friends Phil and Dee who we met over four years ago while volunteering at Nehalem Bay State Park.
    Tonight we had a great time sipping, snacking and playing pickleball while admiring a beautiful sunset. Sometimes it feels like we never left our neighborhood in Gresham...Chad, Leslie, Mike and Paula all lived within a block of us and are also our neighbors here at Cat Spa.
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  • Day15

    January 9-15

    January 15 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 52 °F

    We've had a great week doing the "usual": lots of pickleball, wine tasting and hanging out with friends. Friday we helped put up new wind screens at the pickleball courts then dined at Filipe's where we enjoyed excellent margeritas and mexican fare. Saturday we attended William Florian's tribute to John Denver. William has a great voice and is an excellent entertainer. http://florianmusic.com/index.htm
    Today we had a ladies lunch at Panera. It was nice to get together in a testosterone free zone. 😉 Many thanks to Heather for organizing the lunch and for her thoughtful gifts.
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  • Day24

    January 16-24

    January 24 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 68 °F

    Last Thursday we met Kathy, Jim, Betsy and Gene in Indio for lunch at TKB, one of our favorite sandwich shops in the area. https://www.tkbbakery.com/
    Sunday, Randy was invited to play with the "big kids" on the pickleball courts and held his own. Late Sunday night through Tuesday was very windy with gusts up to 60 mph💨 No outside activities but we did see M. Night Shyamalan's new movie, Glass. Really enjoyed it, especially since we watched the first two movies of the trilogy, Unbreakable and Split, the night before.
    As usual Leslie hosted our Wednesday wine tasting where we met new folks, visited, noshed, played Name that Movie and of course...tasted plenty of wine. Many thanks Leslie, you do a fantastic job.
    Today we cheered on our friends: Ben, Barb, Larry, Chad, Leslie and Mike at the Cat Spa Water Volleyball Tournament. This afternoon we took Kuma for a thorough washing at the Barking Lot then home to be clipped.
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  • Day30

    January 25-30

    January 30 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 68 °F

    Another great week. Attended a sold out house for Danny Vernon's Illusion of Elvis show which was excellent as usual. https://www.dannyvernon.com/
    Sunday we hosted a mimosa and bloody mary brunch. Delicious food contributions by our guests and entertainment by Chad.
    Tuesday our fitness instructor, and friends, Heather and her husband Ben hosted pickleball under the lights. They'll be moving on and will be missed.Read more

  • Day34

    January 31-February 3

    February 3 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 55 °F

    We've been keeping busy helping with the Second Annual Catalina Spa RV Resort Pickleball Tournament. The tournament was very well attended with almost 200 participants though Mother Nature did throw us a curve ball. We ended play early on Thursday due to rain. Put in a 17 hour day on Friday with the last match ending at 11:00pm. Rained out on Saturday. Make up day on Sunday. As the court prep guy Randy had his work cut out for him drying the courts before play began. Many thanks to Jim, the tournament director, and Angie as well as the many volunteers who helped make the event a success.
    We ended the weekend watching the Super Bowl at Mario's with cousin Steve, Carlene, Jim and Angie.
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  • Day41

    February 4-10

    February 10 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 52 °F

    We enjoyed a relatively quiet week. It's been windy and cool with snow on the surrounding mountains. Thursday we had my cousin Steve and Carlene over for a fun evening of pickleball and dinner. Saturday morning we shopped at the Palm Springs Farmer's Market then listened to Vocolacity that evening. Vocolacity is a talented quartet that performs jazz and pop harmony arrangements.Read more

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