Our winter home is at Glamis North Hot Springs, formerly known as Imperial Spa, near the Salton Sea, midway between Indio and El Centro, CA.

We have quail and coyotes to serenade us in the evening, and lots of ATVs to serenade us on busy weekends as they enjoy miles of desert trails in all directions.

View of the restored "Gossip Pools" at Glamis North Hot Springs with flow-through (no chlorine) mineral water at 100 degrees F. We don't know if the mineral water has therapeutic value, but sitting in warm water with a bunch of nice people can't hurt!

Glamis North Hot Springs recently added this new cloverleaf pool for those who prefer an 85 degree F pool. It is one of two geothermally heated freshwater pools here.

Anne has completed several oil on canvas paintings during our winters in the desert. Shown here is just one of them. The view is from the window of our home here one afternoon, with the Chocolate Mountains in the background and one of the mule deer that come by to eat our flowers.

Anne's "poolmobile" is this 1973 Otis Golf Cart we acquired in 2005. Just the thing for driving to the pools, to visit friends, or to church at Imperial Spa. Also it's Jim's new hobby: when no manual could be found Jim wrote one.

The desert is full of abandoned dreams, dissolved over time by flash floods, high winds, and the hot sun.


Copyright © 1/2/2015 by Jim Kaness