After lunch on a sunny but blustery afternoon, we decided that taking a drive was better than freezing on the golf course with golf balls zooming off to right and left into the desert where you are not allowed to go and retrieve them.
We had a coffee and snacks in a modern/old café in the old hotel that has been spiffied up and had a good chat with the owner about the history. Fragrant coffee and home-made cakes, sandwiches, etc. with antiques spread around a more modern cafe. I was riveted with the tricycle powered by a vintage Singer sewing machine. The owner obviously has a thing about "old"—her car was vintage too.
The journey home was easy with little traffic and by the time we returned to Spirit Ridge the wind was moderating and the air was warmer.
ALL IMAGES: © James S. Ferguson 2013