The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort And Spa
Travel Blogs from Rancho Mirage
Turbulence normally doesn't bother me, but flying into Palm Springs along side the huge mountains surrounding it had me gripping the arm rest. Palm Springs is a desert, very flat, but surrounded by mountains. It looks like you're in the bottom of a huge bowl. Everything's brown until you get into the town where they must water everything 24/7. They …
Marcus and Andy finally get to camp!!!!!
It was a perfect night, pretty warm, desert clear skies, and no creepy crawlies that we could see.
We dropped a tarp, rolled out our bags, and tried to have a fire. The only wood we had was from the original campground in Virgina, which we had been saving ...
... in and around the rock outcroppings to the Barker dam & pond that a gold miner had built in 1900. We saw some more petroglyphs and headed off to the next trail.
The last adventure of the trip (baring any mishaps on the road tomorrow) was a short hike out to a mill that was used to crush gold ore. There were several old cars, pumps, a wind mill, and the ore ...
... home. The Internet over here isn't very reliable so hard to know if it will update or not. Drove through big bear beautiful place. Then lots of driving through the desert. Arrived to the big lights and people everywhere, slap bang in the middle of the ...
We began the day with a visit to Art's Deli for some matzo brie. We really enjoyed this Pesach favorite. Then we bid good bye to the home of the rich and famous and headed east to more homes of the rich and famous, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage.
The drive took about 2 1/2 hours and passed between scenic mountain ranges with views of snow capped mountains, desert terrain, and huge windmill farms. It was a windy day and the mills were busy creating electricity.
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center