Marriott's Desert Springs Villas I
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... this was a welcome change. As we gained altitude, trees appeared among picturesque rocks and boulders and soon we were in an evergreen forest. But unlike the steady rise in elevation we experienced as we crossed the desert, we were now climbing a series of the tightest mountain switchbacks that we had ever encountered. The speed limit was posted at 25mph which for us was only a goal.
Our trip was a photo trip among other things and one of the “themes” of ...
... in Yucca Valley our next stop was at Cabot's Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs. The house was built as a Hopi Indian Pueblo in honor of the Indian people. Cabot Abram Yerxa (1883-1965) a homesteader in Coachella Valley self-built the house. The city of Desert Hot Springs owns the museum.
Our last stop of the day was at Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve & San Andreas Fault. The Palms growing in the oasis are the Fan Palm, ...
... at Fox Den Country Club.
Ray and I have been on four major rides together.
In 2009 and 2010, we rode from La Quinta to Lake Tahoe and back – through Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks, over high mountain passes and barren deserts. In 2011, we rode the Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park then visited some swanky golf resorts, including The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia – and The Greenbrier in White ...
... Jane rode with Celine again. So nice to see her on a golf course! Funny, she won't go with me. Don't understand that. Shot 88 again. Too many double bogies! After golf, we hustled home near twilight to shower for dinner out in Rancho Mirage at The River shopping center, Acqua Pazza. Never cease to be amazed at the water, water everywhere around Palm Springs ...
When we left the Grand Canyon it was via the Painted Desert in the Navajo Indian Reservation. These were plain lands, but in no time we were again seeing mountains. This time Humphreys Peak dominated at 12,633 feet.
We headed back again to Williams (7,000 feet incidentally), our Route 66 town, as it was not only convenient but we had enjoyed it and wanted to see some more. This time we ate out at the Cruiser ...