Hilton Garden Inn Palm Springs/Rancho Mirage
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... heard you talking about Oregon, might I join you?" "Sure!", we all said. He, Yves, is from Langley, BC and was in town for a few weeks with his wife in the area. He was decked out in road biking gear - Velo jersey, etc - and had his mountain bike near by. Yves turned out to be quit the chin-wagger, and entirely passionate about all-things-Oregon. For the next hour he told us about 'this' small town he's been to in Oregon, ...
... that was! Both Heather's and my dad were fighter pilots during WWII, so we had a great interest in the airplanes they were featuring. There were 31 aircraft on display and each and every one has been restored to its former glory. And, each one is capable of flying, though most of them no longer do. These planes represented the RAF, Navy, AAC, Royal Navy and Civilian planes.
We were allowed to go inside the Flying Fortress and ...
... Mexican Sunshine salad and Marian's lemon squares, made with, you guessed it, fresh-squeezed lemon juice! We were able to eat outside around the propane campfire (made sure the sprinklers were turned off before setting up!), another perfect meal!
D & I managed to get in a 11.5 km bike ride, on flat country roads running alongside of acres of carrot fields, date ...
We began the day with a visit to Art's Deli for some matzo brie. We really enjoyed this Pesach favorite. Then we bid good bye to the home of the rich and famous and headed east to more homes of the rich and famous, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage.
The drive took about 2 1/2 hours and passed between scenic mountain ranges with views of snow capped mountains, desert terrain, and huge windmill farms. It was a windy day and the mills were busy creating electricity.
... were concerned. Imagine riding on the hard shoulder of the M1 in strong cross winds, a legal 75mph speed limit and trucks somewhat bigger than in the UK clipping past your left elbow - you get the picture.
On the way we passed through Palm Springs. On the road down to the town past the wind farms (there is a clue there) the winds were very strong. At one stage we were coasting in the ...