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Anza Borrego - Desert Adventure

Another wonderful event organized by Marie Dixon.
RVers, Hikers, bikers, walkers, swimmers -- all Rockers!

Ready for a Borrego Springs Get-a-Way 

at the Palm Canyon Hotel & RV Resort?






DATES:   October 12-15, 2021 - 2 FULL DAYS & 3 NIGHTS



Signing up for this get-a-way is two easy steps:

1) Make reservation on your own for a camping site or hotel room. 


        A) Call 805-691-8086 - Hours are 9-5:30 - 7 days a week

             Reference Get Off Your Rockers
             group confirmation    #634151 


        B) First night deposit is due upon booking to hold your reservation. 



Palm Canyon Resort


Check-in/Check-out Procedure:
Palm Canyon: 
Check in time is 12:30pm for RV & Tent sites and 3:00 pm for hotel and airstream. Early arrivals or late departure are not permitted unless prearranged. Check-out time for all accommodations is 11:00 am. Rates quoted include the first two adults, one sleeping unit, and one passenger vehicle.

NOTE:  If anyone has problems making reservations please contact Marie Dixon via phone call or text at 619-201-5307 or e-mail   Marie should be on the contract as the Wagon Master for Get Off Your Rockers.      



Group activities meet in front of the stairs outside the hotel.  Happy Hours, Dinners, board games etc will be in Meeting room 1.  


The following is from Marie Dixon our Wagon Master for 2021 Borrego get-a-way:

         1) Hiking information 

         2) Packing suggestions

         3) Itinerary

         4) Volunteer list (please note your volunteer position)


1) Hiking information: 

The Wednesday hike will be Palm Canyon which is about a 3 mile loop and is considered moderate.

Thursday will be "The Slot" which is an easy 2 or 3 mile hike. 

For those of you that have never hiked "The Slot" it is something that you'd never expect to find right here in our backyard. 

Hiking poles, hiking boots, hats and water are suggested for both hikes. 

We’ll meet at 9:30 am near the steps of the lobby to carpool to the trailheads for both hikes. 


2) Packing suggestions:  

  Hiking:  Hiking poles, suntan lotion, hat hiking shoes and water

  Biking:  Bike, helmet, suntan lotion and water

  Walkers:  Good walking shoes, suntan lotion, small purse/fanny pack, 

                   (walk into town and back)

  Water aerobics: NO NOODLES water shoes; beach towel; sunscreen, hat

  Chair yoga:  water; loose clothing; 

  Bonfire:  Matches/lighters/wood/newspaper/chair/jacket/gloves  

  Misc:  Swim suit (pool 80-85 plus Jacuzzi); board games; Rocker shirt, Rocker       Hat, flashlight for walking at nightDish to share for Pot Luck first night;  Beverages for Happy Hour and daily activities for yourself the entire stay etc - for example:  water, soda, wine, beer, rum, vodka etc 




3) 2021 Borrego Itinerary (changes/updates in blue ink)


Happy Hours, Dinner and Breakfast meals will be in meeting room 1

NOTE:  Dinner on Thursday is provided by Carmelita’s $15.00 pp

             Please give Richard Hoppe $15.00 cash by 2 pm Wednesday


TUESDAY - October 12, 2021

Check in

4:30 - 5         Happy Hour - BYOB                     

                     5 second rule (just for fun)

5:00 - 6:30    Pot Luck Dinner

                     Form teams for the Rocker Games aka relay race

                      Each team will have: 

                         1 biker

                         1 walker (no steps)

                         1 in the pool - beach ball fun

                         1 NON-ACTIVE member putting a puzzle together

                      Teams will be posted in the meeting room


6:30 - 7:00    Clean up (everyone clean up what they brought)

                     NOTE:  frig in meeting room 1 is mainly for ROCKER food

                                  please use the frig in your room or RV

WEDNESDAY - October 13, 2021

7:30 -9am      Pancake Breakfast - Coffee and hot Tea - Fruit (no cost)

9:15 am         Annual Group Pictures at the stairs just outside of the Hotel Lobby

9:30 am         Biking or Hiking (Palm Canyon) or Walkers  (meet front of steps)

10:00 am       Water aerobics - instructor Marie (NO noodles needed) Hotel pool

1:00 pm   Camper Meeting - bring lunch - location - Gazebo (by the fire pits)

12:30-2:30     lunch on our own

2:30 - 4:00    Rocker Games (relay race) Let the games begin with the Bikers!

4:30 - 5:00    Happy Hour - BYOB                                               

5:00 - 6:30    Dinner - hamburger & BBQ chicken with fixins and desert (no cost)   

                      Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the 

                                     “Rocker Game Winners”

6:30 - 7:00    Clean up

7:00 - ???     Bon Fire/Board games 


THURSDAY - October 14, 2021

07:30 -9am   Oatmeal and fixens’ Coffee & Tea - Fruit (no cost)

09:30 am      Biking or Hiking (Slot Canyon) or Walkers (meet in front of steps)

12:00-2:30    Lunch on our own

1:00 pm        Chair Yoga with Tatis (meeting room 1)

2:30 pm        Ice Cream social (meeting room 1)

4:30 pm        Happy Hour - BYOB

5:00 pm        Dinner provided by Carmelitas $15.00 per person

                        2 Taco’s (chicken/shredded beef); cheese, lettuce & tomatoes

                            rice, beans, chips & salsa                                                          

7:00 pm        Last bon fire and/or board games


FRIDAY - October 15, 2021


8:00 am        Bagels from Einstein, cream cheese and yogurt (no cost)

                     Check Out and drive safely home


Note: any changes to the itinerary during the get-a-way will be posted at the hospitality room outside both doors (front/back).   



4) Hospitality Room Volunteers



Happy Hour       4:00 pm Set up supplies for HH and Pot Luck  - Marie 

                             Happy hour munchies to bring  Cindy D & Darlene H

     Clean up - everyone clean up what they brought




Pancake Breakfast: * 6:45 am meeting room 1 (Breakfast starts at 7:30)

       * flipping pancakes -Sylvia Schepers - Fred Lyon - Paul R. 

                               * bacon - Marie Dixon

                               * Coffee/tea station & food table - Richard & Julia Lyon

                                   clean up - Sue R & Karen Alexander

         (Lysol wipe tables, salt & pepper shakers etc)



HH & Dinner             4 PM set up - Linda Sterger & Rosemary

                                  Happy hour munchies - Peg Lieb & Jack Heacock

          cooking hamburgers on 1st grill Nan Myers

          cooking pre-cooked chicken on 2nd grill Allysene

                  clean up - Linda Drapeau & Charlotte Healy

                                    (Lysol wipe tables, salt & pepper shakers etc)



Oatmeal Breakfast: * 6:45 am meeting room 1 (breakfast starts at 7:30)  

          *  Cooking oatmeal Ellen Williams

                                  *       “              “     - Gail Smith

                                  *  Coffee Station - Richard/Julia Lyon

                                  *  Set up Oatmeal bar - Loraine & Vikki Williams

                   clean up - Judi & Mary Jo McCall

                                       (Lysol wipe tables, salt & pepper shakers etc)


Ice Cream Social:   2:15 pm - set up - Eleanor Boylen

                                 clean up - Karen Kjarsgaard


Dinner          4:30 - pick up food - Marie Dixon

                                4:45 - Set up table - Cynthia Hirsch & Emma Grow
                clean up -  Marie Backes & Mary Jo McCall
                                  (Lysol wipe tables, salt & pepper shakers etc


Bagel Breakfast:     7:30 - set up - Marie

                                 7:30 - coffee station - Richard/Julia Lyon

          clean up - Linda & Allen Sterger



Activity Leader Volunteers

    Biking - Jim & Wally

    Hiking - Chris & Donna

    Chair Yoga - Tatis

    Water Aerobics - Marie

    Walkers - open


Thanks for volunteering


Questions please contact Marie at or 619-201-5307.


Note: any changes to the itinerary during the get-a-way will be posted at the hospitality room outside both doors (front/back).   




Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 4:00 PM until Friday, October 15, 2021, 11:00 AM
Palm Canyon Hotel & RV Resort
221 Palm Canyon Drive
Borrego Springs, CA  92004
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Marie Dixon
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Packing suggestions:
Rocker Name Tag
Hiking: Hiking poles, suntan lotion, hat hiking shoes and water
Biking: Bike, helmet, suntan lotion and water
Walkers: Good walking shoes, suntan lotion, small purse/fanny pack, walk down
into town and back
Water aerobics: noodle (thicker is better); water; beach towel; sunscreen
Chair yoga: water; loose clothing;
Misc: board games; Rocker shirt, Rocker Hat
Dish to share for Pot Luck first night; Happy Hour beverages for yourself i.e.
wine, beer, rum, vodka, water, soda, etc for yourself for the entire get-a-way
Available Slots:
Members pay for their own charges