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Thursday, February 8, 2018

A Don Quixote drive

The San Gorgonio Pass into Coachella Valley is known for its impressive wind farms—with 3000+ wind turbines. We wanted to see how close you can get to them. So we went “tilting at windmills” today and learned that you can get even closer to them than from the interstate if you explore some side roads. Of course that led us to the local landfill and almost resulted in us getting locked behind the fence (that we found unlocked) that surrounds the humongous wind turbines.

Also very promising were the countless solar panels on a majority of the homes. But I can’t imagine living in the Palm Springs Area year-round. The 80s day temps were terrific in February, but 115 in July would require a lot of cooling margaritas.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

A day with friends

We thoroughly enjoyed today with Laurie and Jay. Their Mountain View Country Club was the most beautiful golf course we played on during our four weeks in sunny Southern California. No comparison with the public courses we played on. And the scenery distracting me must be a factor in my high postings!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Indian Canyon days

We hiked one trail into an amazing palm-tree-lined canyon with a ranger.

Then returned the next day to a nearby golf course.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

ALMOST Elton John

This tribute show of some of Elton John’s biggest hits was great. I felt like I was really watching Rocket Man. And we had the Desert Symphony as his band too.

Super tourist afternoon

Burgers at In ‘N Out, an institution here since 1948.

Then a visit to Frank and Sonny. And the beat goes on.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A hike up Tahquitz Canyon

This neck of the woods (mesquite trees) was the home of the Agua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians before the newbies arrived and changed the desert forever. We hiked up this rocky canyon to the 60 foot falls. Only 350 feet up, but it felt like more!