Arrived at our final destination. Technically Indio, CA but there must be at least a dozen little towns that make up the million people in the Coachella valley. Good thing we love deserts because that's about all we've seen the past few weeks. This area is like an oasis, beautiful!
First of all, the RV park. It is an old school park which made the back in pretty tight. Most people come for 4-5 months and once they park it, they forget it & their site seems to expand with semi permanent fixtures. Got the rig all tucked in in pretty short order and the unhitching was uneventful. Many activities to partake in, and we did find some time to go to the Dudes and Donuts meetup and the pre-Stagecoach party (including line dancing). Met some nice neighbors as is always the case. We've already booked a month at the Emerald Desert RV park for next year. Endless choices.
Took a two night side trip to LA to visit Brian. Stayed in Huntington Beach, but the highlight was the Kings-Ducks NHL game where we had some fantastic seats on the glass. Got to witness a full line fight that went on for several minutes.
The primary purpose of ending up here was to attend the BNP Paribas tennis tournament in Indian Wells. We got to see 4 days of it over the course of a week. This year we went to 1 day session and 3 night sessions. Last year it was so HOT, so the night sessions were a nice break ... cool enough for a blanket. I did write a separate blog post on Gratitude here. Brian came up for 3 nights, which was a little tight fit for the 3 of us in the Airstream, but we adjusted quickly.
A side trip to Joshua Tree, a celebrity home tour in Palm Springs, some great dining out, a trip to the emergency medical clinic for Lonna & much more made this an epic trip!
We've since gone back to Austin quickly with only two stops. Checked in on our little kitties we pick up at the end of April. Then headed up to our cabin in Breckenridge, CO for the last 3 weeks of ski season.
Life is pretty good!