Socializing & Boondocking…All The Way To Borrego Springs, CA
We wrapped up the wind and our 5 weeks at the spa in Desert Hot Springs yesterday morning. Despite Paul’s family emergency and some tough weeks we really had a most awesome time. I honestly find it hard to describe what I like so much about Sam’s Family Spa -> the place is rather quirky, a little in the middle of nowhere and has the oddest decor, but every time we go we just keep wanting to come back and spend more time. Maybe it’s just the “aaaaaaahhhhhhhh” of relaxing into soothing hot mineral pools surrounded by palm trees and mountain views? Or, perhaps it’s the awesome monthly rate that you can extend indefinitely? Or, maybe it’s the company?
The latter only illustrates to confirm my view that RVing is, rather surprisingly, one of the most social activities we’ve ever done. Not only did we make some fabulous friends at the spa including Sue & Dave (and their 2 lovely doggies…AND their most memorable happy hour), but we also met at least 4 different sets of blog readers, caught up with folks who we’d seen last year and met new ones! Just before our departure we managed to catch up with Linda & Howard of RV Dreams, together with their Canadian friends Ester & Steve. If you haven’t heard of RV Dreams they’re a great resource for RV newbies as well as old-timers looking for RV tips & campgrounds. Both are lovely couples and bought over drinks & snacks for a fabulous afternoon soak and chat (you can see what we got up to on RV Dreams blog HERE). Yet another great group of RV people and another fun RV social meeting.
But the boonies were calling us, pulling us into the wilds for some serious communing with nature. One can only take so much civilization, after all. So as the wind died down yesterday afternoon we hiked up the jacks and steamed off into the horizon. We arrived at our new spot late afternoon after a rather bumpy ride (which prompted our displeased cats to leave “presents” on the bed…and forced yours truly to take a trip to the laundromat), but thrilled at finally being alone again. A stiff rum & coke, a glowingly pink sunset and a serenade from the coyotes put us to bed a few hours later -> “aaaaahhhhhh”….aaalmost as good as a hot spa.
We’ll be staying here for a few weeks before hitting our Christmas location. Fear not that we be alone, however ‘coz we’ve already sighted another well-known boondocker (with a rather fancy new techno-cool antenna), have met our nearest neighbours and are planning another rendezvous with Sue & Dave. Who ever knew we’d be such RV socialites, eh?
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