Friday, March 27, 2015

Waning Days in the Desert

With our winter sojourn to the US southwest coming to a close, we took advantage to ply the links of the Desert Dunes Golf Course before storing the golf clubs for the drive back home.
Mt. San Gorgonio
Mid-morning, Thursday  was when Hector and I met Fred at the Canadian owned, Desert Dunes GC.  It was a picture perfect day offering only a very slight breeze and predicted +90's temperatures. 
Fred arrived within a minute or two of our arrival.
We were joined by a former Palm Springs High School coach - now retired - who knows the golf courses this region offers.   And he's an awesome golfer too.
On the practice putting green.

The courses was really busy.
A surprise to us was just how busy the golf course was.  Tee-times were set at 8 minutes apart.   That, in my view, is far too tight.  But a few holes into our round and we did not have any waiting times on the Tee boxes.
L-R   Me, Hector and Fred.
One of the major shareholders of this golf course is Kevin Martin, the famous and incredibly successful Olympic, Canadian curler.  Along with a few more investors, the group has owned this golf course for several years.
Beautiful view
It was hot, hot, hot!  I drank four bottles of water during the round.  The temperature rose to the mid-90's.
A beautiful golf course with more than enough obstacles to test one's golf metal.
Nice club house.
Before heading back to Palm Desert, Fred dropped by our RV site for some cooling liquids.
Shortly after Fred drove off, Hector, Diane, Jeanette and I headed off to Art and Connie's 1000 Palms home for dinner.  Roz and Stan joined us there and we enjoyed a lovely meal in their air conditioned home.
Enjoying dinner.
The days ahead will see us start storing stuff for our Monday morning departure back for home.  It is not a major chore and we will take advantage of the pools (during the high heat) as well as a few more planned activities. 

Thanks for dropping in.


  1. Gotta love that weather, hoping for some of that here, but not for a while yet.

  2. Yep, time to start rolling for home soon, our temps are getting toward 90 every day.

  3. All good things must come to an end. Have a safe trip home.

  4. Hard to believe it is that time already. Great pool weather for sure enjoy! Hope we can cross paths this summer in B.C. maybe a meet up at Tim's. Have a great weekend!

  5. Seeing those wind turbines and the clear blue skies makes me look forward to returning to Desert Hot Springs already.

    Hope you and Jeanette have an enjoyable and safe trip home to those beautiful grandkids who I know will be waiting for you both with open arms!