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Palm Springs

Dinny and Mr. Rex (the Cabazon Dinosaurs)

The tiny and almost non-existent town of Cabazon appears rather suddenly as you whip down the I-10 from Palm Springs to Los Angeles. If you blink, you’ll miss the town, which is really a handful of restaurants, a gas station,… Continue Reading →

The Living Desert Zoo

After our day of boredom at the pool, we decided to try something interesting like feeding giraffes in the desert. This can be done at the Living Desert Zoo in Palm Springs, where not only do they have a herd… Continue Reading →

Indian Wells

Indian Wells was a trial destination for us. Trial because I hate resorts. I don’t like sitting around doing nothing and wasting a day on a pool deck. I did that for years as a lifeguard and it’s hard for… Continue Reading →

The California Desert

It was 108F (42C). Or at least that’s what the car was telling us. In my mind, after 86F (30C) it’s too hot. But, I will say that the heat in Palm Springs soaks into your bones and I can… Continue Reading →

Hollywood to Coachella Valley

Me: Do you see all the desert sand? La Niña:What! Sand! I though that sand in the desert was just a myth and that it was really made of lots of grass. Me: No. That would be savanna. Deserts are… Continue Reading →

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