The Hacienda at Warm Sands
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Travel Blogs from Palm Springs
... of traffic travelling well beyond our comfort level. The regular need for washroom stops, more cold water and even gas for our thirsty truck, force us to backtrack more than once before we make our way safely to the Coachella Valley and our new home in Palm Springs. Enjoy the photos (although not necessarily all taken on this route). More from PS in the next ...
... directly below this convention room. By now I'm chuckling to myself and close my eyes in acceptance. It is a spa I'm in after all. Then somehow I find myself waking up 45 minutes later!
Its time to get ready to go 'cause Mom is picking me up shortly. I make my way to the change area, drink gallons of ice cold tea and juice water - maybe THIS is the 'Taking in the Water'? - then I shower, dry off and get dressed.
End of story.
... the girls made snow angels. This was Jeffrey, Stacey and Gemma's first experience of snow. A lot of snow ball fights happened as we walked around the trails at the top of Mt San Jacinto.
In the evening we walked up the Main Street of Palm Springs at the local street festival. We saw the Marilyn Monroe statue that recently moved from Chicago. This is a 27 foot high statue called Forever Marilyn ...
... feeling quite ill, Ted went back to the airport to collect the hire car, before coming back to collect me from the hotel with the bags. This hotel seemed like a deal but it ended up being a rip-off! What the hell is an "occupancy fee" and a "resort fee"?
We drove a few blocks to our next hotel, the 7 Springs. It isn't as fancy as the last one, but it's definitely cheaper. We couldn't check in yet, so we walked to a nearby diner to have some breakfast/lunch as we hadn't eaten yet. ...
... a national park at the top of a mountain. This sounded interesting so we'll try it tomorrow. Driving on also let us see a great desert sunset.
We stopped in a place called Banning. This place seems to be made up of a row of motels and a huge, tall Casino building which towers over everything. There are indian casinos all over California but this is by far the largest we've seen. As a young man, Wyatt Earp lived and worked in Banning as a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility