Desert Riviera Hotel
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... among them. The park also has a variety of wildlife including bighorn sheep, coyotes, tortoises and roadrunners ( beep,beep). But all I saw was a jackrabbit. Maybe they were all busy getting irradiated over in the closed-off areas. I must give kudos to California. If you stay away from the cities and people, the state has many fine parks and some great scenery. And no natural disasters befell me. ...
... I loathe that sort of driving and the only way through it for me is to shut my eyes.
Golly it was hot. And got hotter by the hour as we left the wonderful sea breezes behind and headed inland into the desert. There were the usual massive signs everywhere advertising everything you can imagine and more.
'Vote for Bobbie Magee!'
'Take time out to be Dad today!'
'All you can eat for $10!'
'It won't happen to me is not ...
Wow, 113 degrees registered on the journey here! For the locals I think the highway from LA seems fairly uneventful, but for me it was exciting to see landscapes that were so unlike anything I was used to. Scorched out, dusty red hills, strange looking cacti and at one stage a massive sea of white wind turbines.
Arrived in Palm Springs to find a giant statue of Marilyn Monroe... next to a Starbucks. Had a chai latte and looked ...
... and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (of course, everyone tried one). After dinner, we sat outside and listened to the band in the courtyard, who must have known Manny was coming, as they played the Beatles "Get Back", as soon as we sat down. Walked back to our accommodation, put kids to bed and sat outside in the moonlight enjoying the balmy evening, before catching a glimpse of the Olympics opening ceremony before calling it a ...
... just random encounters. A short while after LCD finish I turn round and see James Murphy giving Jacqui a hug - he's so chuffed at how his performance went.
Next on the main stage is Jay Z entering to a wealth of bombastic, Bond themes. He pulls off another massive show, bulldozing the crowd with charisma, great songs and really slick production. He's one of the only hip hop artists who can really command a festival crowd and he does it with massive confidence. And as ...