Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Fantasy Springs Casino and on to Borrego Springs for Thanksgiving!

Tuesday morning, we packed Sol and headed for Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. They have a nice parking area for RVs and we planned to spend the night there before heading to Borrego Springs, California, for Thanksgiving.

Once we were set up, we headed into the casino to take advantage of the new member sign-up award. Bob received his card the day before and I was going to get one this time.....except, the computers were down! We went back to Sol and I made a shopping list of things we MIGHT need while in Borrego Springs. Off to Wal-Mart and WINCO! We purchased the items on my list plus a few more. Then it was back to the casino to see if the computers were back online. They came online just as we walked in the door!

I received my player's card and it was off to the slots for us. The new player promotion gave you $60 when you played $20! Bob had done well on Monday so now it was time for me to add to the winnings. Yes, we left with more than $80 above what we bet to get the 'free' money.

Back in Sol, we prepared for a travel day on Wednesday. We weren't in any hurry to get to Borrego and there was no checkout time at the casino. Sol left the parking lot a little after noon. We made one stop at Red Earth Casino, near Salton City. The casino has the best price for diesel in the area. They also have a dump station ($10) and free potable water. We emptied our grey and black tanks, then filled with fresh water. We also filled our 6 gallon jug so we could add water when the tank got low. We planned to be in Borrego Springs for 2 weeks----boondocking in the desert.

Red Earth Casino is only about 20 miles from Rockhouse Road in Borrego Springs so we didn't have far to travel. What a pleasant surprise---the road from Salton City to Borrego has been repaired! It is not longer a wavy, bumpy roller coaster ride. There is still one spot that will get you if you aren't watching, but it is much better than it has been.

We arrived at Rockhouse Road and saw that Connie and Larry had pulled in just before us. Christine and Rob were the first to arrive and they had their Canadian flag flying over their rig so we knew where to park.

Time for Boomer activities to begin!

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