Bashford, Angel Tree, and Horseshoes: Nov 23 – Jan 23, 2016

2016-01 Sherry and Bob Dancing at Bashfords edited

Sherry and Bob at Bashford Saturday night dance

There’s a quaint RV park called Bashford’s Hot Mineral Spa, located an hour southeast of Palm Springs, near the Salton Sea. The people that gravitate to this out of the way spot are crazy fun. Laughter continually, soaking in the hot pots, dances, karaoke, New Year’s Eve bash, plenty of quality local musicians sharing their tunes,  happy hours, ATV rides through the desert, Taco Tuesday night at the American Legion, dinner specials at the Ski Inn Bombay Beach, evening card games, …

 

2015-12-23 16.52.49 Christmas Caroling at Bashford Hot Mineral Spa

Christmas caroling at Bashford Hot Mineral Spa

Christmas caroling on the hay wagon, with frequent stops to receive “tidings of good cheer” (aka warm alcoholic beverages). Songs became a bit more slurred the longer we caroled. Golf carts and riders decorated in festive Christmas attire cruised the park.

2016-01-09 Sherry Jeanie Bob at Bashfords Bar 2 edited

Sherry Jeanne and Bob celebrating New Years at Bashfords

New Year’s Eve at Bashford. Plenty of people, all dressed up, ready to party, band playing the tunes. Sherry and I, the youngsters here, retire early. The rest of the partiers lasted into the wee hours, I’m sure.

2015-12-24 12.45.36 Louie dressed for Christmas at Bashford Hot Mineral Spa edited

“Santa’s Helper” Louie

2015-12-03 18.26.37 Bob enjoying Sherrys birthday goodies from Brenna

Bob finishes Sherry’s birthday treats

Niece Brenna mailed her extra special cookies for Sherry’s birthday. Brenna is such a sweetheart!

Helped at the Angel Tree auction to raise funds to buy gifts for children who have a parent in prison.

2015-12-11 20.53.45 Sherry and Louie singing Karaoke

Sherry and Louie sing karaoke

Sherry is singing now at karaoke! Way to go Sherry! We also sang a duet together, “It Takes Two”.

2016-01 Bob and Alvin playing guitar at Bashford

Bob joins Alvin and his band for a night of fun

Joe and Darlene taught Bob to finger pick guitar, which he is really enjoying. Other people have been helping Bob SING LOUDER, and he seems to be catching on!

2015-12-09 11.21.52 Sherry at Salvation Mountain edited

Sherry at Salvation Mountain near Salton Sea, CA

2015-12-18 08.55.45 Sherry and George at Bashford RV Park edited

Sherry and George (with Peanut just out of sight)

A must in this area is visiting Slab City and Salvation Mountain near Niland. Slab City is free camping on BLM land, complete with people staying there months at a time. Salvation Mountain is a tribute to Leonard Knight’s faith in Jesus. Leonard passed away in 2014, but his legacy lives on.

2015-12-30 16.22.21 George and Peter at Bashford

George and “flat tires” Peter at Bashfords

Sweet Georgie next door helped Peter, a bicyclist that had used all of his spare tires fixing flats. Peter enjoyed an evening here at Bashford, then continued on his way.

2015-12-19 20.09.49 Eagles Tribute Band at 29 Casino in Indio CA

Eagles Tribute Band at 29 Casino near Indio, CA

Tribute Eagles band concert at 29 Casino in Indio. Great songs. Fun time.

2016-01-20 12.07.46 Franz pitching horseshoes

Franz throwing horseshoe – and gets a ringer!

Franz and Sue, from Germany, became special friends to us. Franz and I played his first game of horseshoes – and he got a ringer! Very talented photo journalists, they shared their adventures of the United States with all of us via very entertaining slide shows – complete with snappy music that we sang to. Thank you Franz and Sue!

2016-01 Sue and Sherry at Bashfords

Sue and Sherry enjoy good times at Bashford dance

Many other friends here we could share wonderful stories about, too.

2016-01-18 10.21.30 Sherry in Los Algodones Mexico

Sherry in Los Algodones, Mexico

The people here are fun beyond words. Many will remain until March when it gets plenty warm in this area. We, on the other hand, depart in two days, heading to Arizona to celebrate birthdays with relatives, and kick back for much of the rest of the winter with them.

See you next time…   On Our Adventure!

2016-01-21 17.21.50 Sunset at Bashfords

Sunset at Bashfords

 

 

 

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