The Garden Vista Hotel Palm Springs
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... follow several roads around, but the main part is up quite high, past 3,000 feet and you come across this plateau with these amazing Yucca trees, huge boulders which have been eroded out of the ground. We do a walk before lunch around a huge pile of rocks which are in the shape of a face, it's very hot though and I must admit, we are a bit nervous by snakes as it's prime time for them at the moment. We then drive on to the turn off where there is a climb up ...
... had to explain it all to me. It was a great view, if you could stop being blow off the mountain..
We ventured on further to see many more cactus and Joshua trees and massive crops of all sorts of rocks.
We decided it was time to get to Palm Springs, missing the turn off nearly making it to Banning, turn around and end up at Desert Hot Springs. the long way round. We werent at all impressed with Desert HS so found the way ...
... switched out the memory cards, made sure the motion sensor was working and the camera was taking pictures. All was in order. The bike ride itself was a bit painful, as we rode through everything from soft soil/sand to large rocks. It's a bit different riding bikes in the “bush” than at home. Thankful that I had some experience riding bikes on gravel roads.
I got back to the home base with an incredibly sore bum (I think it might be bruised) ...
... on Saturdays! I had wanted to visit this outlet mall as it had all the sports stores in it - Columbia, Reebok, Adidas, Under Armour, Puma - and I was looking for some new, colourful fitness wear for our freezing fitness room back home. Alas we had no luck - what did I expect from this warm climate spot?
We followed this up with a visit to the Desert Arts Fair where we found some copy-cat work of an artist whose work of aquatic animals and plants we have seen ...
... we tried to get some rest after a hot hot morning.
Once the sunset and the temperatures cooled to around 40, we walked across the road to the Yard sports bar/restaurant for a dinner where Phil ate a full rack of ribs with a pint of Bass and Laura had some strange veggie substitute. We then thought we'd have a drink in the bar but unfortunately, there was more atmosphere in the ice bucket, it's not a nation of drinkers!!! so we headed back for another beer and an early ...