Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort & Spa
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... environment, came a series of small towns. Like small towns across much of the United States, there were some abandoned houses and shuttered businesses, but given the pleasant winter climate, there were thriving mobile home parks, although they were now half empty as the winter season had wound down. There was a restaurant here and there, and looking jarringly pristine, a few newly constructed Dollar General stores.
For lunch we stopped in one dusty town at ...
... some fat & happy. Some pacifists, some ready to shoot on the slightest excuse.
Cath's not quite ready to commit to being a swimmer. She's on the fence about the various strokes and whether she likes the water. She misses the snow back East.
I miss nothing, just glad to be at this resort in the desert. Who knows when this conjunction may transpire ...
... people attend the festival and it's crazy to see them all swarm between stages. Inside the festival it's a whole other world with more food stalls, bars and beer gardens, multiple elaborate stages, a giant moving astronaut and mechanical flying bird, amazing art sculptures and more stores and clothes stalls. Day 2 was Katie's birthday and the best line up so we all planned for this to be our biggest day/night. And boy were we right. Very limited sleep again that eve, except ...
... some time by the small pool. At 4:30pm, 14 of us did a drive in an open vehicle with a local expert who explained the desert and its mysteries to us. It was fascinating listening to him share his knowledge and the 3 hours spent with him went by too quickly. The arid desert has adapted to the climate and contrary to popular belief, water is immensely detrimental to this ecosystem. Rainfall typically is scant (2mm in 2009, ...
Well, we are becoming very well settled in here. The soak in the hot tub each evening, the quiet chats lounging around the table and time to sit and read are very relaxing.
To day was OUTLET MALL day! We traveled to Palm Springs and then under grey skies, chilly rain and very cold winds, we wandered in and out of shops like, Van Huesen, Tommy Hillfiger, Coach, Prada, ...