Tuesday, November 25, 2008

November 25, 2008

Happy Birthday, Samantha!

Well, we were in Laughlin, NV for just one night. The last time we were there (back in the 70s), there were only a couple of casinos and a riverboat hotel. Now, it is Las Vegas 30 years ago. Lots of activity and city lights. We stayed in an RV park that had 750 spaces, a shuttle running every 30 minutes to the casino, and we had a beautiful view of the city at night. (Unfortunately, we forgot to take pictures.)

On to Indio -- where we stayed in what is probably the most exclusive, elegant RV park in the world. It's the newest concept in RVing -- where you can purchase your own lot and improve it with an outdoor kitchen, BBQ, jacuzzi, etc. The lots are located either on a golf course or the waterway. This place has the ultimate high-end RVs parked on the lots, many for the winter season. In all of the thousands of miles we traveled in our RV this year and last year, we never saw this caliber of RVs on the road. These people purchase $1-2 million dollar coaches and, basically, just park them on their lot(s) as a winter condo. One guy had two $2 million dollar RVs parked in the place. The lots on the water have boat pads. See pictures below.

One really good thing about being there, we were able to hook up with old friends, Sandy and Larry. I've know Sandy since 1983 when I first started working at Hughes. We had them over for dinner on the RV. They live in Indian Wells, about 25 minutes from where we were staying in Indio. It was a fun evening.

Right now we are in another place close to Temecula, CA where one can also purchase their own lot. This place is great, too -- but doesn't begin to compare to Indio.

Tomorrow, we leave to join John and Marijean in Pechunga for Thanksgiving.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Don't eat too much. (Since we had the traditional thankgiving dinner with our son, Sean, in North Dakota a couple of months ago, we will be having prime rib, full bone cut for each, instead of turkey.)

Love to all,

Jerry and Mary