Spa, Spa, Spa….And RV Buddies! Desert Hot Springs, CA
We’re settled into a monthly spot at one of our favorite lay-your-head-back-and-soak-yourself-to-a-jellyblob-of-happiness RV campgrounds. It’s one of the very few private campgrounds we frequent on a regular basis, so much so that we’ve been here every year since we discovered it. It’s quirky, the decor is gaudy and it’s kind of in the middle of nowhere, but Sam’s Family Spa had us hooked the very first time we slipped our bodies into the palm-lined, oh-so-relaxing mineral pools. Ahhhhhhh! For only $540/mo with unlimited spa access it’s a total deal and it’s the perfect compliment to a month of boondocking in the wilds.
But the spa is not the only thing on our minds here. By planned coincidence our good buddies Technomadia decided the lure of spa-time could not be resisted and joined us after their epic storage-purge for a week of social fun. Yeah!! We soul-melded with these techno-geeks at Cape Blanco this summer, so we were super-excited to see them again and paint nearby Palm Springs red with margarita-tasting and street fairs.
Our buddies even threw a creative wrench into the bucket when they invited their friend Sean to the park for dinner and a night-time photo shoot yesterday evening. Sean is a rather masterful night photographer, so it was a total treat to spend the night learning and playing with cameras and lights out in the desert next-door to our site. I’ve got a looong way to go before I reach anything close to Sean’s level, but the evening gave me a bunch of cool tips which I’m hoping to develop into better night-time photos down the road.
And we’ve been busy in other ways too. As you might recall my computer hard drive crashed and died in glorious fashion a few weeks ago. We finally managed to procure all the necessary bits and pieces through Amazon Prime here at the RV park and I plunged into a rather terrifying, but ultimately easy swap-out of the hard disc yesterday afternoon. I can proudly say that, once again, my beloved HP 8740w is back up and running, color spectrum has been restored and I no longer have to guess what my pics look like. Whoo hooo!
Lastly we’ve plunged into our yearly medical checks. Now we’re probably different from the vast majority of folks out there in that we don’t have a primary care doctor and have been self-paying our way through health checks for years. We started this when we signed our catastrophic health-care plan in 2010 and will very likely continue this way through the implementation of ACA (Obamacare) next year. I’ve actually got a series of posts planned on self-medical & cash-pay health care, but suffice to say that we self-selected and self-paid for several comprehensive blood tests earlier this week and have (once again) given ourselves a clean bill of health. All this despite the fact that my blood pumps at the rate of a zombie and I’m terrified of blood draws (seriously most nurses tell me my blood pressure is barely above the level of living dead). I’ve got a few more health checks planned (including my yearly dermatologist visit), but that should take care of us until we get back to Mexico for our annual dentals early next year.
That’s about it for now. Paul is flying off next week for a few days with family while I’ll hang around here and spa (I know, woe be me). Given the fun stuff that happened last year while I was flying solo, who knows what trouble I might get into this time around. ‘Tis the mystery and magic of RV life….always unpredictably jello!SPONSORED LINK:
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