The Desert Star
Travel Blogs from Palm Springs
From Pinnacles, I drove south to L.A. along US101/US1. A lot of nice ocean views, but I didn't stop to dip my toes. At L.A. I creeped straight across the city on the parking lot known as interstate 10. A couple of hours of good, clean fun. Eventually I reached my last Nat. Park in the state, Joshua Tree N.P.. The park includes parts of two different deserts. I started in the east which is the ...
... br> 'Where are you going? Heaven or Hell?'
Each sign seemed to be trying to outdo the others, replacing what might be trees in a different country.
As we approached Palm Springs, there was a large collection of factory outlet shops just off the freeway.... Jette is a serious and expert shopper, so we stopped.
It was SO hot and airless that I almost considered sitting down and not going any further. In ...
... s skirt - as you do.
Met the lovely Al Walz who had just departed Kalani about five days before and he very kindly put me up for the night. It was so nice to feel connected to the Kalani crew even after I left. It was already early evening, so Al & I quickly dashed to the local attraction - the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
So its tramway for the 'Mericans, cable car for us Brits, and I think its the ...
... of the tram was very large, and could hold up to 80 people. It also rotated so that we could see everything. A voice came from the ceiling. It told us that the tram would swing after passing over a tower. There were 5 towers, and the third was the worst. We were jerked around, and it felt like the tram would fall. After reaching the top, we went to a restaurant and had lunch. Then, we went outside and ...
... hike, but Andy and I never quite got that far. The landscape was pretty barren, Cactus and Joshua trees dotted the landscape. We parked up where we were going to spend the night and got some dinner on the go. Once night fell, the stars came out and were really clear, we just sat back and enjoyed the serenity. Over the next 3 days we did the usual hiking, we clambered over rocks, we tried ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking