With an “Adios” to LA LA land we drive a couple of hours and land in Indio, CA. It’s 80 degrees… ahhh… bliss…
We stay at the Indian Waters RV Resort. The spaces are large and Dimples is dwarfed by the behemoth RVs favored by the snowbird crowd filling the park. WIFI is good, staff friendly, grounds manicured, and the common areas clean.
Day two the weather changes. We are experiencing a major cold front…. Arghh!
So cold weather activities are once again on the agenda. We catch a showing of the Life of Pi that we both enjoy thoroughly. Foraging is great. We pick up fresh tortillas at Cardenas, the local Hispanic market and gourmet fare at Jensen’s the local finer foods market.
So since the weather is not conductive to lots of outdoor activity, lets talk about glamping. The definition of a glamper is one who loves the outdoors with a penchant for luxury and fine living. Anyone who knows us will attest that we enjoy the best that we can afford and will not settle for the mediocre. Dimples is the "Classic" model equipped with Corian counter tops and solid Hickory cabinetry, so we started with basic luxury. But she only sports an interior of approximately 200 square feet and we have equipped her with all of the additional luxuries that we think we need.
After spending the day exploring we can look forward to an exceptional nights rest. Our bedding is all natural fibers: high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, Merino wool mattress pad, Down pillows, Chinese silk comforter for warm weather, eiderdown comforter for cold nights, silk and satin duvets, a couple of throws (one cashmere and another Pendleton wool) to ward off the chill and custom throw pillows enhance the décor. We recently replaced the stock mattress with a Sleep Number RV bed. (Ah heaven!)
The shower is outfitted with soap dispensers filled with luxury body wash and aromatic shampoo. I enjoy fluffy microfiber bath towels and Chris prefers Egyptian cotton.
So for us, living in a tin can is actually quite comfortable and we can change our view, our neighbors and our GPS location on a whim….
Well… it looks like warm weather is on it’s way back… time to get out and do a little exploring…