Saturday, December 17, 2011

Boy, That Will Teach Me


Yesterday I wrote that at least the wind wasn’t blowing, guess I spoke to soon, it started blowing with a vengeance through the night and is still blowing at ten o’clock Friday night.Wind and driving rain kind of makes me wonder what I am doing here.


We did go out for lunch today we went to the Red Ocotillo  at the Palms Resort. It was an interesting lunch, we were told the resort was being restored, at one time, it was called the Hoberg Resort built in 1947   it was a favorite of some of Hollywood's stars,, such as Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, Lon Chaney and others. It had it’s own air strip.


The pool is not heated, although I read it will be heated by solar in 2012.

I  didn’t take a picture of the pool, because it was too cold and blowing, I found this on  the web. I have no idea how to make the picture smaller. It is said to be one of the largest private pools in California.

The original lodge burned down in 1958, it was rebuilt the following year. over the years it was home to a nudist retreat and a detention center.

There are two dining rooms we ate at the Red Ocotillo which is less formal than the Krazy Coyote


Our food was good,Skip had a burger and I had a Rueben sandwich, the desert was really good.


A coconut snowball  for me


Apple cobbler for Skip

We were glad we went, the service was a little slow, but we weren’t in a hurry so it didn’t matter.


I couldn't post this last night so am trying again today Sat


  1. The food looks awesome.... coconut snowball, have to see if I can download that recipie!


  2. I don't know why more places don't use solar heating for pools. Our son's former in-laws heated their pool in Victoria with a couple hundred feet of black plastic pipe on the roof of the garage and a small pump. In hot weather they had to turn the pump off as the water got too hot. Another friend in Kelowna paid $200 per month for a gas fired pool heater. Go figure!

  3. We haven't tried out the new Red Ocotillo yet but we did eat in the old Red Ocotillo before they moved a couple years ago. Can't remember what we had but it was good.
    It is out there at the Clark Dry Lake Bed where we have encountered some of our worst winds in the southwest. We're not really crazy about going to Clark again so have been scrambling around trying to come up with a new area somewhere nearby.

  4. looks like you have some nasty weather!!..hope the sun comes out soon!!