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... towards the south, subsequent erosion creating the canyons. Home to 4000 archeological sites and over 600 cliff dwellings its treasures remained undiscovered by caucasians until the 1880s when the Wertherill boys, looking for stray cattle on the mesa, and from a vantage point on the edge to check out the canyon below looked down ...
... league. As I came off the course I saw Nibs with a helium balloon tied to his collar and Bob standing there grinning behind the 9th green. As I finished the hole and came around the corner to the barbeque/table area I saw three or four other balloons, a basket of flowers and a big chocolate cake! Bob was handing out pieces to the golfing ladies and everyone sang me Happy Birthday. The ladies were ...
... him to fall and tumble face first down (which never happened).
It was time to get down off of the dune. We started making our way slowly down to the trees. The sand at the top of the dune was quite warm as the sun had been shining on it all day, but the slope we were going down was shaded and quite cold. My feet and lower legs were almost numb from the temperature in no time. We commented on the ripples that the sand made as we pushed it forward ...
... but it sure was a weird feeling.
Traveling another 6 miles we turn south on to 1000 Palms Canyon Road and soon arrive at our destination, the Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve. The asphalt entrance driveway soon turns to, wait for it, tire popping potholes and sharp edged rocks not quite the size of boulders. We tippy tow around the largest hazards and park. Boy, these people are really serious about preserving the wilderness around here!
Ladies will chit chat while washing their clothes in the park's laundry room. Most of the time it's "How are you. Where are you from? Do you come here often? How long are you staying here?" Sometimes its about politics. Politics is not a good subject to discuss in the laundry room!
Many have come here to spend the winter numerous times. They are a great source of information as their knowledge of the DHS is extensive. One lady recommends ...