Palm Springs Rendezvous
Travel Blogs from Palm Springs
It must have been kismet.
'Kismet' is the Hindi (or is it Turkish?) word for 'fate'. You receive a meaningful gift right from someone. You want to use it but you run out of time to actually use it at the time. This is what happened to me last year.
My sister Lindsay, who joined Gin and I here last year in Palm Springs, knows I love be spa'd and gave me a gift certificate to use at Spa Resort Casino but I ran out ...
... PGA tour. He was also in town to visit with crown Prince Abdul of Jordan.
After being bedazzled by A.F.O we dropped off our Vegas car rental to pick up our Palms Springs rental. Gin was in the airport standing in one rental line and looked over to the line next to her. A flicker of recognition came upon her swiftly to which she yelled 'MOM!' Well, ALL the moms in the rental lines responded and ...
... at the bottom there was a tram leaving so we jumped on quickly, as there was a 20 minute wait for the next one, without really knowing anything about it! Turns out it was a fantastic decision, except in the hurry I'd left my camera in the car, Shirley had left her binoculars for bird spotting and I forgot I don't really like heights and we were going up 8000ft on something that rocked A LOT whenever it went passed the poles holding ...
... their performers couldn't be any further than 2 hours away from the studio in case they needed to do a re-take. With less traffic and congestion than there is now Palm Springs was the perfect distance for the stars to get away but still be within the terms of the contract. So there you go, a clause in a contract is responsible for the Hollywood a-listers bringing this sleepy part of the desert to life. I searched for Frank's star as he's one of the biggest names ...
... the heat of the sand on my hands. After a gruelling hour or so, we made it to the top. This had to be harder than any hike or long distance I've ever done. Seriously! We thought the descent would be a cake walk so we started off running down. Our feet were buried by a foot of hot sand which each step. After the initial thrill, the tremendously hot sand started to burn around the ankles so much so that I yelled out ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking