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November 2017
 
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In This Issue:
November Events and Activities
"The Sunday Gardener" Moves On
 
It's November, and the snowbirds are returning to Borrego Springs and The Springs RV Resort for another fabulous season in California's Secret Desert. 

This month features another of our series of star parties with Astronomer Dennis Mammana, a photography workshop with Master Photographer Sharon Lobel, and the return of Nesya and her water aerobics, yoga and pilates classes.

The golf course has been overseeded and is open for business, so call  today to reserve your place in the Borrego sunshine. Our reservation team is waiting to hear from you  at 760-767-0004 from 8 AM to 5 PM daily. Or, you can book online at our online booking engine  here .

Izon Eden Starring Patty Holley and Dayton Borders Rocked the Borrego Days Stage on Saturday Oct. 21.

           
 Upcoming Events and Activities
Tuesdays November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 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.
No charge for RV guests. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 AM.
Hatha Yoga with Neysa.
Free to RV guests

Wednesdays and Fridays at !0:30.
Pilates with Nesya - no charge to RV guests.
Meet at the Torres Room

Thursday, November 9, 6 PM.  Snowbirds Potluck.  Bring a dish to share, your favorite beverage, and we'll get the season off to a great start! 

Wednesday, November 15, 3-5 PM.
The Writing Party!
Come join instructors Mary and Anna for a fun and inspirational afternoon. You'll leave with new ideas about expressing yourself in writing, some new friends, and hopefully an original story or essay written by you. Light snacks and beverages are included. $15 per person.  Please preregister by emailing info@thewritingparty.com

Sunday, November 19 at 6:30 PM. Star Party with Astronomer Dennis Mammana. This month's topic; "JOURNEY FROM ANDROMEDA"
In the sky of autumn lies the farthest object we can see - the Great Andromeda Galaxy. Tonight, we will ride a beam of light from this amazing island universe, and experience the wonders it encounters on its 2.4-million-year journey to your eye!
$20 per person includes star talk and slide show, a light dinner and a trip out to the Astronomy Park for telescope viewing (weather permitting).
 
The Andromeda Galaxy

Thursday, November 23, at 3 PM. 
Thanksgiving Potluck.
We'll bring the turkey and gravy, you bring a side dish to share, and together we will experience the blessings of gratitude.

Saturday November 25. 6 PM Free Concert with "Haywire" and Mexican Buffet Dinner. 
Tacos, enchiladas, rice and beans only $10.

Wednesday, November 29, Landscape and Sunset  Photography Workshop with Sharon Lobel. 
Join Master Photographer Sharon Lobel in the Anza-Borrego Desert and learn how to capture natural landscapes and sunsets with drama and beauty.

Scorpion Star Trails by Sharon Lobel.

Photography Workshop Schedule:
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Sharon Lobel Photography Exhibit in the Torres Room
2:30 PM - One Hour Class followed by landscape and sunset shoot on location.

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.

Sunday, December 31, 6-9 PM.
New Year's Eve at The Springs.
Enjoy a gourmet dinner followed by dancing to Elevation 597. Tickets are $40 per person and are on sale now. Call the RV Desk at 760-767-0004 for pre-paid reservations.

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

Dan Wright  
 
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The "Sunday Gardener" 
Hangs Up His Tools

Bill and Jenny Wright
Circa 1980

In 1980, Bill and Jenny Wright of Santa Barbara came to Borrego and to look at the possibility of purchasing a manufactured home community named the RoadRunner Club. They fell in love with the town and the area and bought the project. Shortly after that Bill had the idea to build a high-end RV resort, which eventually became The Springs at Borrego.

Over the years, Bill and Jenny poured their hearts and souls into the two projects. Jenny scrubbed floors, moved furniture and hung drapes for many years. Residents and guests alike became accustomed to Bill showing up at their door or campsite, introducing himself as "the Sunday gardener" or "Dan's big brother". He roamed the properties tirelessly, pushing himself to make the place ever better for our customers, and to understand their needs and desires.

Now, thirty-seven years later, at an age that they describe as "the sunny side of 90", Bill and Jenny are ready to let go of (at least the responsibility, if not the passion for) the properties.

The Island Green at No.9 of The Springs Golf Course is one of the signature design features by Bill Wright.


As of October 25, management of the properties was assumed by Good Life Communities of Sacramento under new ownership. Good Life operates manufactured home communities and RV parks across the west, primarily in California. 

The entire staff has been retained, including yours truly as general manager of both properties. It is our intention to maintain the excellence that both properties exhibit on an ongoing basis. Our guests and homeowners should see no drop-off in the customer service and maintenance standards.

Here is a brief history of the properties to date;

1968 - The RoadRunner Golf Course and the initial phase of RoadRunner housing opens, developed by the DiGiorgio Corporation

1980 - Bill and Jenny Wright purchase the RoadRunner Club.

1983-84 - A major renovation of the RoadRunner Clubhouse is undertaken and completed.

1999 - A Major Use Permit is obtained to expand the RoadRunner Club, build the Springs Golf Course and develop The Springs at Borrego RV Resort.

2002 - A grading permit is issued and major construction begins.

2003 - The Springs Golf Course opens for business.

2004 - The expansion of the RoadRunner opens for business and new larger-style homes begin being built.

2005 - The Springs at Borrego RV Resort opens for business.

2009 - The Springs at Borrego is awarded the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds' 2009-10 Small Park of the Year.

2010 - The Springs is awarded Good Sam Travel Guide's highest possible rating (10/10*/10), a rating it still carries today.

2010 - The Springs is awarded an "A" rating by its guests through the online rating system of guestreviews.com. This highest possible rating (which it now carries for the seventh year in a row) is awarded to less than one-half of one percent of the more than 2000 parks in the system.

2017 - The Springs at Borrego and the RoadRunner Club are acquired by Good Life Communities of Sacramento.

October 2017

The Wrights intend to continue to be active in their communities of Borrego Springs and Santa Barbara, involved in charity, non-profit work, and development projects such as a hotel and shopping center in Santa Barbara, among many others.

In his own words, the Sunday Gardener expresses his gratitude to everyone by saying, "Thanks for the memories!".




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