The Alfa SeeYa's pre-rally has been held at the Emerald Desert RV Resort in Palm Desert, CA.
My biggest complaint is the terrible WiFi connection. I have tried several times to upload a few pictures with this post and have been frustrated! I will wait until Craig gets back and use the WiFi through his Android phone. It seems to work very well.
Other than that, we've had a great time and have savored the luxury of the event and location, knowing it is probably a bit pricey for our on going budget. But it sure has been a nice way to get to know some of the other Alfa owners!
Not cooking has been a real pleasure! The rally included a very nice catered dinner the first night, a pot luck on the third, and the resort had catered dinners on the second and forth! There was even a wine tasting before one of them. On Saturday we had a resort sponsored poolside breakfast with Mimosas. The other three mornings the rally provided coffee and pastries.
Our spot is level and spacious compared to the KOA in Pomona.
I drove in on Friday, and after taking a look at it, said that if I couldn't park here, I would never be able to park anywhere! I backed it right in easy as pie. Several of the ladies who saw me cheered me on!
(From Craig: I'm surprised by how unequal the RV driving is in this group. Merikay's attitude and outlook seem greatly improved when she gets to drive the rig. I'm considering letting her do all the driving, for maximum improvement :-)
On Sunday I set up my little table on the "patio" and worked on a bear. It was a little breezy, but with careful handling of the paper pattern pieces I was able to work without any problems. The Alfa has electrical outlets right on her side for me to plug into. I might consider a tent someday but this worked. I really didn't have to work, but I wanted to see if I could.
Craig went on the rally's golf event today, and I joined in a water aerobics class in the slightly heated pool. It was about 85 degrees. Plenty warm but not too warm to exercise. What a pleasure!
I could really get to love this kind of life! No wonder Rick loves the Palm Springs area! Knowing we would be quite busy and wouldn't have a car, I didn't contact him. Maybe next year Rick! We will be back.
Tomorrow will be a very early morning. We are lining up with 25 other Alfas to caravan over to the Indio FMCA rally together at 7:00 A.M. Although we have been up very early every morning, I still will feel more comfortable if we set an alarm.
Good night all!