|Ozzie and Lexie enjoyed the warm sunshine. The property is covered in citrus trees.|
Nearly everyone here has a golf cart -- with good reason: more than 1,200 sites spread among 27 golf holes make for a pretty large area to explore. In this good weather, a golf cart, along with the bicycles, will get us out a bit more. I began looking for a rental cart on Thursday after we arrived, but it took until Monday to find one at Golf Carts of the Desert. They agreed to deliver it by 2 p.m. the same day. Cost was $325 per month plus tax, pro-rated for January plus $25 one-time delivery and pick-up. The cart arrived early in good condition.
|Now to get Lexie and Ozzie comfortable riding on a golf cart.|
|One of our favorites: Actor William H. Powell of the Thin Man movie series|
|Headstone of Ole Blue Eyes, The Chairman of the Board, Francis Albert Sinatra|
|Sonny Bono is buried in a different section of the cemetery.|
|Singer and actress Betty Hutton|
|Watch out for that sticker bush!|
We spent time another afternoon looking at new Newmar coaches but not feeling the urge to buy. We also came upon an area of giant wind energy machines (killers of great numbers of American eagles, I'm told). The ones we saw today killed nothing as they certainly were "on strike" -- not a one was turning.
With putting and chipping greens readily available for practice here at ORPS, I spent an afternoon working toward improvement in both areas. While my putting was okay, my chipping failed miserably today. I promised myself to practice more.
Golf in this area is plentiful and not terribly expensive... especially now with the exchange rate so unfavorable for Canadian visitors, many courses are drastically discounting play.
These three pictures are taken from the putting and chipping areas here at ORPS. I continue to love being here and will, no doubt, encourage Wayne to return to this resort area next winter.
|Looking across from the putting green.|
|From the chipping area.|