The Springs at Borrego

Sunrise and Statues
by Jeff Stenquist

January 2018
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In This Issue:
Upcoming Events and Activities
Borrego Springs Film Fest Returns for Fifth Year
Hey Amazon: Why are you picking on lil ol' Borrego?
RV of the Month
It's 2018, and all of us here at The Springs wish each of you and your families a peaceful and healthy new year. 

It's the beginning of high season at The Springs and the Anza-Borrego Desert. Occupancy is running higher than usual this winter so plan your visit soon to get the best choice of sites.

This month's newsletter features the excellent photography of Borregan Jeff Stenquist, another of our series of star parties with Astronomer Dennis Mammana, a photography workshop with Master Photographer Sharon Lobel, the ever-popular Nesya and her water aerobics, yoga and pilates classes, and much more.

The golf course has been overseeded and is getting good reviews, so call  today to reserve your place in the California's Secret Desertâ„¢. Our reservation team is waiting to hear from you  at 760-767-0004 from 8 AM to 4 PM daily. Or, you can book online at our online booking engine  here .

Bighorn Sheep Caught on Camera right in Borrego Springs
by Jeff Stenquist

 Upcoming Events and Activities
Tuesdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 5 PM.
Campfire Night at the Waterfall Ramada
Bring a chair,  your favorite beverage, and a smile. We'll bring the hot dogs and s'mores.

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 AM
Water Aerobics with Nesya.
$5 for RV Guests. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 AM.
Hatha Yoga with Neysa.
$5 for RV guests

Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30.
Pilates with Nesya 
Meet at the Torres Room. $5 for RV Guests

Saturday, January 13, 8-10 AM. Benefit pancake breakfast Pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee and juice for $6. Proceeds will be donated to The Borrego Springs Senior Center.

Thursday, January 11- Monday January 15.  Borrego Springs Film Festival. 55 Films over 5 days, all genres, from at least 13 different countries. See the entire schedule, and buy tickets and passes at  All film screenings will be at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center.

Thursday, January 18, 5 PM.   Appetizer Potluck. 
Bring a dish to share, your favorite beverage, and we'll make some new friends!  

Sunday, January 14 at 6:30 PM. Star Party with Astronomer Dennis Mammana. This month's topic; 
During the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday, January 31, we in Borrego will be treated to a beautiful total lunar eclipse. Learn how such eclipses work, how they've influenced history, and how you can view and photograph this stirring celestial event like a pro!  

Total Lunar Eclipse

Thursday, January 25, 
Open Mic Night with Andrea Law and John Hough.  
Got a song to share? Bring it! We'll have a pot of hearty soup on the stove, and the Springs Wine and Beer Bar will be open.

Wednesday, January 31,   Photography Workshop with Sharon Lobel. This Month: Basic Photoshop techniques with Raymond George Koehler
Join Master Photographer Sharon Lobel and Photoshop Guru Raymond George Koehler and learn how to edit your photos like a pro!
Photography Workshop Schedule:
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Sharon Lobel Photography Exhibit in the Torres Room "101 Adventures"
2:00 PM - 4 PM Hands on Classroom Photoshop Instruction

RV Resort Guest $45.00 and General Public $95.00.  Must Pre-Pay to hold your seat (Limited Seating).

More information & details will follow once registered.

Saturday, February 3, 
The Redneck Open Golf Tournament. 
18 holes of wacky fun, dinner, awards and live music with Willy Blizzard. Call or visit the golf desk to sign up!

Willy Blizzard, Starring Andrea Law and John Hough will entertain us at the Redneck Open.

A Very Cholla Sunrise
by Jeff Stenquist


We hope to see you soon  in sunny and starry Borrego! 

Dan Wright  
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High Season at The Springs Brings the Return of our Signature Golf Tournaments;
The Red Neck Open and The Borrego Cup Canada vs. USA

Borrego Cup Parade at
 The Springs at Borrego.

Our February traditional golf tournaments are back, and are sure to be sold out. First up on February 3 is the wild and wacky Redneck Open.  Sign up at the Pro Shop for 18 holes of wacky tournament play led by LPGA Pro Brandy Casey. On tournament day we'll dress up in our best (or worst) farmer or cowboy duds for golf, then head over to the Torres Room for a fried chicken dinner and awards party, then enjoy some great live music with Willy Blizzard starring Andrea Law and John Hough.

Red Neck Open Players
Terri Kaletta, Steven Boyd, Mike Galbos and Christie Stevens get into the Redneck spirit.

Thursday through Saturday, February 22-24 brings the biggest spectacle of the year with the Borrego Cup Canada vs. USA Golf Tournament. 
The festivities begin with a parade through the RV Resort with folks in patriotic garb, then we go into Dreamweaver Amphitheater for an appetizer potluck and the announcement of the tournament pairings. 

Then on Friday and Saturday the competition is on! Dressed in the most outrageous Canadian and USA themed apparel they can find, two person teams will go head-to-head in international competition. 

Bert and Stephanie Counsell
Showing Great Canadian Spirit!

On Saturday evening, we'll gather at the RoadRunner Club for a catered BBQ dinner. Brandy will announce the winning teams one-by-one until the triumphant nation is revealed!

Rita and Dick Johnson Borrego Cup 2013
Team USA Stalwarts 
Rita and Dick Johnson.

After the awards announcement, we'll dance the evening away to the classic pop of Izon Eden starring Patty Holley and Dayton Borders. Contact the Pro Shop to sign up, this one always sells out early.

Dayton Borders and Patty Holley are Izon Eden

    Amazon Dumps on Borrego 

As a property manager in a rural location, I have long depended heavily on Amazon. The ability to be able to order an essential piece of hardware or supplies in just a few keystrokes and see it delivered to the property two days later was transformational. Apparently we must transform again.

Amazon has taken to dumping their deliveries to the Borrego Springs area at the Borrego Springs Post Office. Their staff is overwhelmed, and so is ours. We have been picking up to 20-30 packages a day and hauling them back to the Pro Shop. This usually involves two or even three trips to the post office per day, with half-hour to one-hour waits in line.

As we go into high season when the RV park will be running 80-90% occupancy, this burden may become unbearable. I personally have sworn off Amazon. I am having good success ordering what I need from sites like Home Depot, Target and others. 

The Springs at Borrego is officially asking our guests to refrain from ordering from Amazon if you want delivery to The Springs. Please verify that any vendor will deliver to the physical address (2255 DiGiorgio Road). If delivery will be done through the US Postal Service, as Amazon is currently doing, please have it addressed to you in care of General Delivery, Borrego Springs, CA, 92004.

I have personally lodged my frustration with Amazon through their customer service line. (You've never seen that number on their website, have you?). If any of you would care to join me in letting them know the error of their ways, the number is 888-280-3321.

And if any of the 2000 subscribers to this newsletter work for Amazon, or know someone who does, have your people call me. We need to talk.

RV of the Month
1935 Pontiac with matching Canned Ham.
Tip o' the Hat to Nancy Bye

Cactus Flower
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