Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Oh, for Cripes Sake!!!

We came up here to Desert Hot Springs to have a 5 day break. We had heard from other RVers and Bloggers that Catalina Spa and RV Resort is really nice. I have to agree with them. It is just wonderful and the other RVers so friendly! We are in good company here, just about everyone being retired, well as far as we have seen so far. The resort is large and there are 2 pools and 2 hot spas, fed by a deep well, drawing water directly from the underground hot springs. 

Michael on the putting green

Street Scene

Street Scene

Nice site with a garden

Site 392 on "The Wall"

Street Scene

Site 392

The site opposite us
What you may not realize (unless you have stayed up here) is that we are in a very seismically active area. That translates to "we are very close to the San Andreas fault!!" So where do we go to see the fault? I went onto a site about seeing the fault, expecting to see that is several miles away. Well, folks, guess what! IT IS RIGHT IN OUR BACK YARD!! and we can walk there, just out the back wall of the resort. No wonder they put a sheet of paper into our Welcome Pack,  detailing what to do in the case of an earthquake. Yikes!! Whether or not you can actually see anything here, we will see tomorrow when we take a walk over that way.

The Green arrow points to our site, the red arrow points to the San Andreas Fault!
We took a quick drive up to VONS in the town for some groceries and then came back and went for a dip in the pool and the spa. It is wonderful. I'll take photos of the pool areas tomorrow.


  1. Let's hope there is not a whole lotta shakin' going on when you visit the fault! Have fun and step lightly...

    Enjoyed all the photos of the park. I like to see what a place looks like from the perspective of someone who is staying there, and not just from the owners of the park.

  2. Donna, I will be posting more photos over the next couple of days. So stay posted!! It is really nice here!

  3. Glad your are enjoying it there. Maybe try Stater Bros. for groceries you might like it better a block our two past Von's.

    Didn't want to tell you about the fault, thought it might scare you away! Have fun.

  4. Looks like you hit the jackpot at Catalina Spa and RV Resort. It looks lovely. Enjoy your five days of fun in the sun.

  5. Winco is on Jackson!!! Check it out. Prices there can't be beat. We visited Catalina Spa last year but just to check it out and definitely agree it is a nice place. We just might even have an opportunity to stay there this year. Who knows?

    The Thousand Palm Oasis isn't far from where you are and there are markers on it for standing on the fault. The oasis is kept green by the water coming out of the fault.

    Have fun.