A Week In

We have been in Palm Desert for a week. This is our third year coming to the desert, but our first year staying longer than a week. Because of that we get to see a variety of weather for the first time. While golfing yesterday, the weather turned cool, a few gray clouds filled the sky and the wind blew hard.

Speaking of wind, it blew quite hard Saturday night. When I went out on the patio to enjoy my morning coffee yesterday, I found a film of sand covering everything. It was gritty and sparkling, just like the roks we see in the desert around here. I attempted to wipe and sweep it away. A blower would have been easier. Even the screens were covered.

Last night after dark we had two showers. I don’t know how much rain actually fell, but it seems like more than the .1 inch predicted. We woke up to a 56 degree temp. It should warm up to 70 today and then get back to normal, mid-seventies, the rest of the week.

We didn’t schedule any golf for today. We figure three days a week is fine. We have golfed a full sized course yet. The first two times was a par 3 course and yesterday we golfed an executive course. It had 6 par 4 holes. Very nice, gradual increase to a full sized course. They are also much more expensive.

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Another beautiful day

Viewing any newscast these days, the headlines are all weather related.  97 inches of snow in Boston, below zero temps and wind chills in the Midwest.  We are so lucky to be here.  That’s  what the newscaster keep repeating.  It’s dry, but a bit hazy.  Temps are above normal for mid-February but not records.  There always seems to be a cool breeze to catch when the sun starts to heat up your skin.  Evenings are wonderfully cool as are the mornings.  I get to exercise in the pool while John walks the perimeter of the complex.  We can jump in the hot tub any time.

Yesterday we golfed for the first time in 5 months.  We chose a par 3 course which was perfect for starters.  It was a relatively new course in a growing area of Indio.  Most of the houses were new, and many more were in various building stages.  Can I say it was perfect?

Today we are traveling out of the area toward the Pacific to see where it takes us.  Adventures await.

Ready

We just finished watching our TiVOed shows so we are all caught up.  Clothes are packed as much as they can be before we take off tomorrow.  Of course, I packed too much. I’ve already purged some of my original pull, but I’ve added more.  I’m going to have to wear three or four layers just to get more clothes to California.

We are leaving in below zero weather.  It’s REALLY cold tonight and will be tomorrow.  I hate going outside tomorrow, and I dread walking down the street at Kelly’s, wind chilling me to the bone.  But three weeks of warm, sunny days will compensate for that.  Good night  se you in SoCal in two days.

Hi blog readers,

What?  Why now?  Why today?  At a time when bloggers are turning to Instagram instead of blogging, why would you be foolish enough to start a blog?  You leave for California in two days.  You will be gone for 3 weeks.  Can you upload from an iPad?  Do you really want to write often enough to keep this going?  Do you have enough to say?  Is chronicling your daily life worth this?

Lots of questions; lots to think about.  Time will tell if anything comes of this, and I have nothing but time.