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Driveout to Desert Hot Springs, CA

September 26, 2017 - September 29, 2017

Thank you for attending the BJ’s dinner…great group.

At that meeting I proposed an outing for Sep. 26 – 29 to Desert Hot Springs, CA to the Aqua Soleil Hotel/Spa

Since there were a good number of you interested I went ahead and reserved rooms at a discount for the OPMC.

Anyone interested in that ride should call the Hotel  1-760-329-4481 and book a room using the group code: OPMC

Below is the letter from the hotel with the prices. If a different type of room is your choice then you could select that from their site but it will not be discounted.


Thank you for your call today and consideration of the Aqua Soleil Hotel to host your group in September 2017.

Please note that I have made your group booking for check in date 09/26/2017 and check out date 09/29/2017. Per your request we have 4 Single Queen rooms blocked with a rate of $58.50 plus tax each night. We also have 12 Single King rooms blocked with a rate of $62.10 plus tax each night.

Any unsold rooms will be released on 08/25/2017. If anyone chooses to book a room after this date will miss out on the discount that is currently available. Please let everyone know that we will need a valid credit card for each reservation and are unable to hold rooms without one.

Your group code is OPMC. Please have your guests call the hotel to book their stay so they may receive the discounted rate. Without the mention of this code the discount will not be applied.

Please let me know if I may be of further assistance.

Kindly,Tracy Ward  Guest Relations Manager


This place has real mineral hot water great for your “young” bodies.

It is about 370 miles from SaddleBrooke.

We could meet at Valero on Oracle Rd in Catalina or those who are coming from South of Tucson they could join

up with us on I-10 rest stop Just North of Exit 185 and saving you 30 minutes or more.

Would need early sign-up for this.

Any questions….email me.

From Desert Hot Springs we could make runs to Joshua Tree National Park and Mt. San Jacinto State Park.

Both are within 20 miles.


Maria & Jules Szentirmai



September 26, 2017
September 29, 2017
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Maria & Jules Szentirmai


Aqua Soleil Hotel/Spa
14500 Palm Drive
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 United States
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  1. Stan & Rhea have made hotel reservations.

  2. We would love to go but grandkids coming in for birthday celebrations!

  3. Maria Szentirmai

    August 8, 2017 at 12:17 PM

    Meet at Valero Gas Station in Catalina, AZ at 7 AM, depart 7:15. Sep. 26, 2017
    Our cell phone is: 520-818-8872 Use it only during this trip, usually it is not turn on.
    Pack at least 2 bathing suits. Bring some plastic cups so we can enjoy drinks at the pool side.
    Those of you who don’t want to travel this far East to Catalina they may join us at the next stop at I-10, Exit 200 Pride Auto Center.
    We will not speed too much over the speed limit (max +5MPH on the roads and on the Interstates just keep to about 70)
    Valero to Junction (77-79) 5 miles.
    To Park Link 11 miles, turn left onto Park Link. Drive 19 miles on Park Link.
    End of Park Link turn right and drive 6 miles on the service road to I-10
    After 6 miles on the service Road see sign to I-10 (E.Phillips Rd) Get onto I-10
    Keep driving on I-10 until you see sign to I-8 but get off at Exit 200 and stop at Pride Auto Center. (8:30 AM?)
    We will make a 15 minutes stop there and leave there 8:45.
    After that we will search out the entry to I-8 and will travel West on I-8 for about 60 miles and exit on 119 going North.
    We will search for Rt# 85 going North to I-10 then turn onto I-10 West and keep going to Burnt Well Rest area for a stop.
    It will be about 125 Miles from the 1st stop. Leave there around 11 AM.

    Head towards Quartzsite and have lunch at the Mountain Quail Café: 500 N Moon Mountain Ave, Quartzsite, AZ (928) 927-8890 we should be there around 12:30 and leave there 13:30. They promised the back room for us if I call one week ahead.
    Before entering I-10 we will stop at MOBIL for Gas. (At this point you had about 260 miles from the Start) Remember the gas is more expensive in Arizona so filling up here save you $$ Leave there 13:50 and head to Indio where we make our last pit-stop at around 14:45. Head back to I-10 West at 15:00
    Drive about 24 miles to Palm Dr (Exit 123) Head North on Palm Dr for about 5 miles to Hotel. ETA 15:30 – 15:45
    Get in the POOL enjoy the great mineral waters, feel 10 years younger. After that you will get a great night of sleep.
    Would be nice to set something up for dinner so we would not have to go out to eat after such a long day of driving.
    I would like to ask one of you who went a day ahead of us to arrange for some food to be brought in and see if we can get a place there to use as our meeting/eating place. A pizza place or similar who would bring in the food for us.
    Or VON Supermarket just 3 min walk from the Hotel and get a few grilled chickens and potato salad etc.Maybe we could plan to eat at 6 PM after we rested in the pool for a while.
    Second night we could go for dinner at the La Michoacana. It is only 1 mile south from the Hotel so we could walk to it and have as many Margaritas as you want. (Don’t worry we will hold you up if unable….lol)
    Now I am going to work on the “outings” and post it later. We may just send it to the ones who are on the trip.

  4. Connie Culley

    June 23, 2017 at 4:13 PM

    Alan and Connie will be joining the group and looking forward to it! Thank you!

  5. Stan & Rhea are in on the ride also.

  6. Richard Baker

    May 31, 2017 at 1:25 PM

    Dick & Trudy Baker plan to come.

    Thanks Maria & Jules for organizing.

  7. Ron and Margaret Jackson

    May 14, 2017 at 1:31 PM

    Ron and Margaret will be there.
    Thanks for organizing, and we have made hotel reservations.

  8. Paul Lewis and Randi Williams will be attending this event. Sounds like great fun.

  9. Gayland and I are looking forward to time in a different desert. Altho’ I grew up about an hour and a half away from Palm Springs, I’ve never been to Joshua Tree. Sounds like fun.

  10. Carol & Dick Thompson

    March 26, 2017 at 3:22 PM

    Sounds like FUN, but we will be in Minnesota for a wedding.

  11. Reservations made. Thank you for arranging this trip. We will be looking forward to it. This will be the 2nd trip we take with OPMC in September! Fun times ahead.

  12. Maria Szentirmai

    March 16, 2017 at 5:17 PM

    thank you……

  13. Maria Szentirmai

    March 16, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    We have booked our hotel room for this event and I hope that many of you will book also.

    Maria & Jules

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