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... was going to 'take' waters at this one. Do I soak, get water boarded, bob for spa snacks in a barrel of water? Well, none of these applied as it turns out.
At Spa Resort this means visiting 5 separate stations:
-the first is a steam room with eucalyptus-infused steam,
-the second is a dry heat sauna,
-the third is a menthol-infused cooler sauna,
-the fourth is a mineral bath in actual sulphur-laced ...
It is another first for Gin and I since coming to Palm Sprngs, rain! Though it did once rain here it lasted only 3 minutes and barely made the ground wet. This time, what we are now receiving.witnessing here is on a pretty significant level: heavy rainfall and even thunderstorms. As I write this it has been raining since 3am, or 3 1/2 hours so far. 50 mm of rain ...
... boulders, dry plants, shadows, hills and mountains, valleys and ridges, reflections off distant objects, haze in the air, a big lake in the distance, and a thin layer of clouds above a mountain ridge. And the sun.
I feel like there is nothing I or anyone else can do or create to match the unique achievement of nature here. And that's awesome. An awesome landscape and an awesome ...
... said we were the first people to get lost.
Only five minutes later, from their much longer and more strenuous hike, Ali and Pia arrived at the car. Beth and I couldn’t help but laugh at how long our detour took (we should have been able to climb another smaller dune before they got back…oops).
Because we all got done with the dunes quite early, Matt dropped us off at a little canyon near the entrance of the park while he paid ...
... br> Hippos – a pod, a raft, a float
Mongooses - a business
Rhinos - a crash
Then it was time for my first game count. I hadn’t gone on one at the farm, so I was quite excited to go on this one. We drove up and around the north side of the property. The landscape was filled with beautiful mountains. We saw a jackal, a warthog, kudu, and more than 70 springbok (a very large number, even for springbok). It was a very enjoyable ride, and ...