It’s National Margarita Day!!!

Did you know that Friday, February 22 is National Margarita Day 2019 in United States of America?

Not sure who’s clever marketing idea it was but wherever you stand on national food holidays — from loving the lunch prompt to thinking it’s made-up and absurd — I say, just embrace your inner mixologist!!!

The bottom line is you can get killer deals on margaritas at tons of different restaurants across the country. You can even score deals on margarita essentials like blenders and margarita mix at a bunch of different retailers. There’s a good chance your local watering holes and neighborhood restaurants are running National Margarita Day 2019 deals of their own.

I am personally not planning to go anywhere but my sunny patio overlooking the golf course in sunny Palm Springs!


Because I want to properly honor the day, we will be serving Honey Palomas along with a Cheesy Potato and Crab Gratin, Caesar Salad and Sea Salt Caramels for dessert at our Friday Night Cocktail and Cards Soiree tonight.

Raingeddon…Happy Valentines Day from Palm Springs

You know that saying “when it rains it pours”? Well, it has been pouring here in the Coachella Valley all through the night and all damn day. No mercy from the rain gods…road closures, swift water rescues, flash floods in the canyons and roads washing out high up in the San Jacinto Mountain communities.

The water hazards on the golf courses here at the Outdoor Resort are now giant lakes!!! In the big picture all is well here at the Outdoor Resort. There isn’t much outdoor recreation going on here today but at least the ducks and geese are happy.



Road closures all around the Coachella Valley



This wash was completely dry on Wednesday.



So thankfully for all the trained professionals who are out rescuing people.


According to the Palm Springs Visitors Center, rainfall is almost non-existent and the humidity is low in the Palm Springs area, reflecting the minimal annual rainfall total in Palm Springs is limited to about 5.8 inches, with 10 or fewer days each year during which rain actually falls in Palm Springs, Ca.

Well, I am happy to report that today we have had 3.59 inches so far making it the 3rd wettest day in Palm Springs history. But Palm Springs isn’t the only city seeing heavy rainfall. Other parts of the desert are experiencing wet conditions including Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert and other surrounding cities. Many roads and events throughout the valley are being closed and canceled.




Some fellow RV friends who are on the other side of the San Jacinto Mountains in Aguanga sent me this video today. It was taken at the road coming into their RV Resort…Nope, they are going anywhere soon!

I did make it out and down the street this morning about a half a mile to the store with only a few water crossings.




Palm Springs officials have since been asked residents to “shelter in place” as emergency services have been “heavily impacted.” That said, thankfully we are high and dry here at the Outdoor Resort! Our plan is to shelter in place at some friends who are renting a place nearby, cook a big Valentines Day dinner feast and drink some really good wine. Raingeddon be damned!



Woo-Hoo, some blue skies are finally peeking out.



We usually have a beautiful mountain view but all you can see are clouds today.


The upside to all this rainfall is that the valley should have a amazing wildflower season. According to the Anza-Borrego Foundation, this winter’s rainfalls, the heaviest in a decade in the area, have wildflower experts predicting a record bloom at the state park.

WILD FLOWERS… perhaps there is a silver lining!