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Agua Caliente Spring

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  • Day11

    Across to California

    October 29, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Up at 5am, dropped off the car and headed to the airport. Checked in with no dramas, and our flight was on time. All good. Flew cross-country with Alaska which are actually a proper airline, so we had reasonable seats and an actual meal! Schnitzel behaved himself this time except for one time when a little girl ran down the aisle and he barked at her. We were also the luckiest people on the plane! It was a full flight so we had a person next to us, but as soon as the seatbelt sign went off she spoke to a stewardess and moved up to first class, meaning we had a spare seat! Score.

    Landed in California where it was thankfully much warmer than the north-east. Picked up our car for the next six weeks and hit the freeway. First stop was lunch at In-N-Out Burger which I'd rank below Five Guys but above Shake Shack. A couple more hours of freeway driving across LA and out into the desert where we arrived at Palm Springs. This is basically a retirement city for California's gay population, though we only worked that out after retiring.

    Quite a pleasant town and we had a nice meal on the main street in the evening air. Though I ordered the "appetiser" size of nachos which turned out to be a baking tray sized serve, about two inches high. I spent the next couple of days digesting it.
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  • Day32

    Palm Springs

    January 30, 2015 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    It was time to move on. We took Nancy to the train station in Oceanside where she caught a train to LA and would be picked up by Mandy. Her flight home wasn't until February 1st. The rest of us travelled on to Palm Springs as Linda & Alyssa would be flying home tomorrow from PSP.

    We made full use of our last day together, starting with a hike in Indian Canyons, which is on reserve land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Because I presented my Metis card we were given free admission, a savings of $6 each. To get to the trail head the road narrowed to a single lane through a rock cut-out. It had been drizzling when we first arrived in Palm Springs but it stopped by the time we got to Indian Canyons which is just on the outskirts of the city. Yay! Bonus.....a rainbow!Read more

  • Day32

    Palm Springs

    January 30, 2015 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    We hiked for l l/2 hours on the Palm Canyon trail. The full length was 15 miles but we had time restrictions as you had to be off the reserve by 5 pm or they would tow your car.....and they were serious about it. We wondered if they would be heartless and tow your car, leaving you lost in the desert in the dark!Read more

  • Day32

    Palm Springs

    January 30, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    I set the camera on auto to take a group photo. But when I ran to take my place in the photo, I slid off the trail so this is why we were all laughing! We finished our hike at 4:45 so we made the deadline and our car didn't get towed.

  • Day33

    Palm Springs

    January 31, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Hotel prices were ridiculously high, $200 and up, but I finally managed to get a $125 Hotwire deal just hours ago. The Saguaro was a very, very colourful hotel but clean and comfortable. Alyssa blended in with the decor! Then it was off to the airport for a tearful goodbye.

    It felt very odd to drive back to the Carlsbad resort alone but I was familiar with the route having done it twice. I felt sad for a few hours and then forced myself to regroup. Is it possible to "regroup" a party of one?Read more

  • Day62

    Palm Springs

    March 1, 2015 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    The forecasters announced a "winter storm advisory" for today. What?? This is California, not North Dakota! The forecast was for snow above 4,000 feet, rain at lower elevations, and wind gusts up to 50 mph. I was concerned about having to drive through a mountain pass to get to my next home in Palm Springs. During the 2+ hour drive I did encounter periods of heavy rain but the worst part was the insane drivers here who don't know how to slow down for the road conditions. There was one short delay due to a small rock slide. When I arrived in Palm Springs it was raining and the temperature was only 11 degrees.

    My new residence is the Palm Springs Tennis Club Resort which is 4 short blocks off of the main street, Palm Canyon Drive. I'm in what they call a "bungalow", which is a maze of similar units with central courtyards and gardens. It's quite spacious, nicely furnished, and very comfortable.
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  • Day64

    Palm Springs

    March 3, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    The rain persisted on and off yesterday so it was a good day to relax indoors. Today the sunshine returned but with still below normal temperatures....70 degrees. Here's my little bungalow that is nestled up against the mountain.

    I spent the afternoon walking up and down Palm Canyon Drive. The southern section is a blend of restaurants, boutiques, and touristy shops. The northern end is known as the Design District and has several blocks of art galleries and mid-century modern decorator and designer shops. South or north.....all the shops were too expensive for my budget. I'll have to stick to Ross (Cross) Dress for Less.Read more

  • Day65

    Palm Springs

    March 4, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    After lugging my bike around for the past 2 months, I finally got to go for my first bike ride today!! The City of Palm Springs has done a great job with dedicated bike lanes and signage for different bike routes throughout the city. The terrain is mostly flat as I only encountered two slight hills. Yay! I cycled for 2 hours going through town and a beautiful area called Canyon Country Club. There were golf courses and upscale mid-century modern homes that Palm Springs is known for. I noticed that there is snow in the mountains that wasn't there in January. While it was raining in the valley this week, the mountains got up to 12 inches of snow.Read more

  • Day66

    Palm Springs

    March 5, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    I went for another bike ride today and explored a different area of the city with even more affluence. I discovered there were indeed hills in the Valley. Many of the homes had grapefruit trees and I was so very tempted to pick one. But then I saw the security sign that read, "Maximum Security....Armed Response". I decided to buy my grapefruit at the grocery store.

    I had an appointment to get my haircut in the afternoon except the salon neglected to tell me that they had changed locations and hadn't updated their website!! It was a very frustrating adventure finding them but I did eventually get my much needed hair cut.

    This evening I went to the Art Museum that is 2 blocks from my home. They offered free admission today only so I took advantage of the deal. This was a very modern museum. I was most impressed by the glass sculpture of the woman and the sculpture of the elderly couple. I thought the couple was real until I noticed that there was a security rope around the display.
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  • Day68

    Palm Springs

    March 7, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Yesterday was a great day for biking, sitting by the pool, and shopping in the evening. I finally finished the book that I've been trying to read for the past 3 years. Margaret Atwood is an excellent writer but sometimes difficult to get through.

    Today I cycled for 2 hours and was on the verge of heat exhaustion! When I got back to my bungalow the temperature was 29 degrees; the humidity was 7%; and the wind was 5 kph. That dry heat parched my throat and although I brought bottled water, it wasn't nearly enough.

    Since the bike route is on city streets, I was using hand signals when I made turns. I'm sure drivers were totally unfamiliar with this as I got some strange looks. When I got to the top of this gradual hill I made a detour because I knew I didn't have the energy to cycle back up once I went down it.
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