The Garden Vista Hotel Palm Springs
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My daughter Nancy Lee and I have come to Desert Hot Springs for a three-day mini-vacation.
Today we visited Tahquitz Canyon, one of four canyons adjacent to Palm Springs that belong to the Agua Caliente Cahuilla Indians. We opted for a guided hike of the canyon with William, ...
... the middle of the desert so was in the high 80s to 90s. Our days there were lazy and relaxing. We caught up on the films at the cinema we've been too busy to see lately. We saw Cloud Atlas (good), Alex Cross (not as good as the hype suggests but still watchable), 7 Psychopaths (so funny) and the Man With the Iron Fists (good). We hung out by the pool, which we had all to ourselves, probably because the water was pretty cold! There was a hot tub there as well so we ...
... a room in Las Vegas are as big as not finding any in the RLD. First night we stayed at the Mirage and the next two nights at the Mandarin Oriental. What a crazy bunch of people you find here, fantastic to watch Americans go nuts. Gambling was great fun, we won at roulette, but then the croupier ripped us off in a moment of euphoria. Appreciatively the floor manager saw to it that we got paid out in the end. We lost it all ...
... so we aren't complaining.
We've been keeping an eye on our flights back home to Sydney from Los Angeles and, surprise surprise, the availability of seats is looking dubious already. We have decided to cancel our extra day here in the USA, when we had planned to visit Santa Barbara, and fly to Japan instead. It's definitely the long way around, but it least it will be much less stressful.
I was still feeling a bit queasy today so we took it easier and moseyed down to ...
... watched and heads full of
dog fight stories we headed out for our last night in Gary before we
headed to LA. We decided as it was supposed to be dry we'd head back
to the hotsprings and just chill.
And chill is just what we did - we chilled our proverbials off! A combination of thin summer blankets which were wet (what Gary leaks?) and freezing temperatures saw us heading very early doors to the metropolis of LA!
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking