Catalina Spa & RV Resort

Sunday was a long day of flying for Chris.  She stayed up late right through the night with her daughter and headed for Edmonton International Airport at 4:30 am.  Of course while this was going on I was still in bed in Palm Desert.  A text message confirmed Chris’s flight to Denver and then on to Palm Springs was leaving Edmonton on time.  She arrived a few minutes early in Palm Springs, around 12:15 pm,  and after a quick change into shorts and sandals, she was back in snowbird mode after a week of cold and snow. 
We packed up Phaeton Place on Monday morning and headed down Varner Rd for our first stay at Catalina Spa & RV Resort on Corkhill Rd in Desert Hot Springs, only about 20 miles away.  I played in a pickleball tournament at Catalina Spa last winter but we’ve never actually stayed here before.  It is a very nice park with lots of activities and we got in here with our RPI membership for $10 a night.  Actually, we paid the extra $7/night and took a nice 50 amp site that was a little larger than the smaller 30 amp sites on the lower level.  We are here for a week before going back to TT Palm Springs for another 3 weeks.
Tuesday’s weather was very blustery through most of the day.  Chris went to a beading class with Barb at Sky Valley while I stayed to play pickleball.  They have six great courts here but players just don’t come out when the wind is blowing.  Four of us managed to play for 90 minutes and we had some great games.  I like playing when it is windy, others don’t, but I liken the wind to the great equalizer because you just never know how the ball will fly. 
We are enjoying our stay here thus far.  Hoping to try out the huge swimming pools while here as well.


  1. Gail Durham February 11, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    What a beautiful place, enjoy….

  2. Sue and Doug February 10, 2011 at 4:02 am #

    glad you are both back together!..enjoy the Rv park..looks beautiful!!!

  3. Mark and Chris February 9, 2011 at 10:44 pm #

    RPI is Resort Parks International and is part of our Thousand Trails membership. They are another chain of RV parks which we have access to for $10 per night. We've had good luck with most RPI parks and there are some in Canada too. Please email me if you need further information.

  4. Dennis and Donna February 9, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

    I hate to be stupid, but what is RPI membership…That park looks the Palm trees!! Enjoy!