|Although it was April Fools Day, no one made fools of us!|
|Soon to depart from Desert Hot Springs.|
|Dillon Road - heading west to Highway 62.|
|The long climb up Highway 62 on our way to Yucca Valley.|
|Edwards Air Force Base - east of Tehachapi, CA|
|Lovely home at the top of this hill.|
|We did not reserve but learned that we had taken the last two long pull through sites. Orange Grove RV Park is very, very busy with snow birds heading back for home. We'll certainly reserve next year.|
I noticed the price of propane was $3.40/gallon and, with one of our two 30 lb tanks dry, I carried the tank to the office where a nice young fella juiced it up for me. He gave me a ride back to our site. Good thing for that because our site was about as far away from the office as one could imagine.
|Hector and I walking Chico before driving out of the Orange Grove RV Park.|
|Nestled in the orange groves. The trees are now in flower.|
|A fruitful basket.......|
|Leaving our site at Orange Grove.|
|The beautiful hills along I-5 in central and northern California. The recent rains sure greened up the hills.|
|The figurine on the right is of Gene Sarazen - famous golfer and golf course designer.|
Sarazen, along with Jack Nicklaus, designed the LEGENDS COURSE that Hector and I are booked to play today. What a treat that will be! To play Troon Type golf courses is a treat anytime. We sure look forward to playing the Diablo Grande Legends Golf Course.
Now, Troon golf courses are very expensive to play and this one, situated out of the way in the green hills near Patterson , CA - and at least 90 minutes east from San Fransisco - is a sweet deal at only $39 - cart included. We hardly could believe our luck! We qualified for the senior rate. By comparison, the Troon golf courses in Scottsdale, AZ cost $350 on average to play. (Yes, you did read right....) $39 to play this Troon Golf course is an unbelievable deal. For us, it is a steal.....! It is well worth the second overnight, here in Patterson, CA to play this pristine facility.
While Hector and I are busy with golf, Diane and Jeanette will be touring the area around Patterson. The town was modeled after the city layouts of Washington, D.C. and Paris, France using circles and radiating streets. Trees abound. There are wineries, museums and other attractions to keep their appetite whetted for the entire time we spend on the green turf of a championship golf course.
More on our golf experience in the days ahead.....!
|The view from the beautiful clubhouse near the starting hole on the Legends Golf Course.|
|Jeanette captured this photo of us hanging out at the Diablo Grande Golf Resort.|
Tomorrow (Thursday) will see us head further into northern California and our planned overnight stays at the Durango RV Resort in Red Bluff, CA.
Thanks for dropping by.