Shadow Mountain Resort and Club
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... of traffic travelling well beyond our comfort level. The regular need for washroom stops, more cold water and even gas for our thirsty truck, force us to backtrack more than once before we make our way safely to the Coachella Valley and our new home in Palm Springs. Enjoy the photos (although not necessarily all taken on this route). More from PS in the next ...
... Desert. Lots of water on golf courses, River at the shopping center. Geese and ducks everywhere. Amazing! Water apparently comes from wells. Dinner was very good (and inexpensive). Guy, Celine, and Jane all had "authentic" Italian pizzas, which were excellent. Ed had meat loaf, also excellent. Our last night with our Canadian friends. Tomorrow, off the Vegas!
... We sat up there, almost in silence for a good 30 minutes before making our way down. At the bottom, an American breakfast was waiting for us. I made bacon and peanut butter sandwiches and had people try them. Everyone loved it! After breakfast we took 4x4 vehicles through the Namib desert and went on a walking tour with our guide. We got to walk around the desert and play on the dunes some more. We walked to a flat where ...
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And on and on and on it went....all week long! I'd need 20 pages to tell you all the stories I witnessed!!
I set a goal 5 months ago to lose weight, get in shape, raise the money and do this ride. I feel very blessed about being able to take this time. Thank you to the many donors! Your contributions fund a "rolling miracle machine"! Ride 2 recovery provides our wounded soldiers with a measurable emotional lift!
... Fantasy Casino. Still can't figure out how to decorate a cactus or palm tree!
Joshua Tree National Park was on the itinerary, so we managed to get into the park on three separate occasions. Once again the boys were able to complete their Junior Ranger badges, after several walks, hikes and Ranger-led activities throughout the park. Joshua Tree is special because here two different desert ecosystems converge. ...
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