Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Moving on..

We have mixed emotions about leaving this beautiful location.  Facebook friends Bob and Kathie just arrived.  We feel like we've known them forever and wish we had more time together. We did manage a moderately strenuous hike up Coyote Mountain, some fun time with blog tutorials, and a "do your own" dinner in the early evening.  But...I need to go to the dentist and have an appointment in Algodones, MX on the 2nd with Dr. Luna.

Conquering Coyote Mt. with Kathie & Bob
We celebrated a month of frugality by splurging at the French Corner restaurant last Friday night..I mean the whole enchilada; their homemade chicken liver pate for a starter, coq au vin for Lynda and meatballs for Howard, creme brulee for Howard and Belgian chocolate mousse for Lynda, and a magnificent 2006 Bordeaux, a big red with strong black cherry flavors and an oaky thrust...Sorry I couldn't resist the winespeak!

French Corner Restaurant

Another great hike in the Anza Borrego Desert State Park is Hellhole Canyon.  Last Saturday, after that great dinner, we needed to work off some calories.  The day was clear and sunny and not overly hot. The 5 miles round trip included some rock scrambling but the palm oases and spectacular views of the valley were well worth it.

Palm Oasis in Hellhole Canyon
We're on our way to Yuma, AZ to find ourselves a home for the next few weeks, visit with local friends and family, and get that dental work done.  Written on the fly...as snowbirds do!
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