The Living Desert Nature Preserve
Trip Start Jan 01, 2007
116Trip End Dec 31, 2007
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As they say, "the best laid plans..." Turns out the Wind Farm Tours are shut down right now because major renovation is taking place throughout the windmill farms, with new, giant-sized windmills being raised. So, another year that we've spent time in the areas without getting that checked off our "things we reallly want to do" list - but we'll be back, so it's now on our "still to do" list!
One of the neat things about driving around this area is the street names, virtually a tour of famous folks who've left their mark on the area: Gerald Ford Drive, Gene Autrey Trail, Frank Sinatra Drive, Dinah Shore Drive, Bob Hope Drive, and so on. Every corner, a memory! There was a billboard by the side of I-10 that I especially loved, which really represents the way Palm Springs viewed the late Past President Ford - it simply said, GERALD "OUR" FORD.
We spent all morning today at The Living Desert Nature Preserve, kind of a zoo that features animals and plants from all the deserts of the world, and where there is also a wonderful animal hospital, (and what I called an "assisted living" facility for aging or injured desert animals!). Took lots of pictures, which will be posted shortly.