Tortuga del Sol
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... are going to reside while we’re gone. Aunt Jane’s dogs Annie and Scully are very excited about this; her cat Petey, less so.
Of course, the hard part now is packing. The recommendation is that you pack light. But the detailed list suggests 3 pair wrinkle-free pants or skirts and 3 blouses or shirts. Are you kidding me? For a 30 day trip? I don't think so.
The good news ...
... they came with a smile and a shrug and two more free drinks.
By 6pm, I had had enough and found someone senior, albeit dimple-less who immediately gave us an upgraded room and we were in.
The Hard Rock Hotel is fun. Everywhere is decorated with rock and roll artefacts: everything from Lady Gaga's dress, Eric Clapton's guitar, the Chili Pepper's drum kit... all manner of exciting things, everywhere!
All the rooms had an old ...
... back to Palm Springs, I would like to hike up here. I had the same slight out-of-breath experience that I had at Mauna Kea, and had to move slowly and put a sweater on. I don't think I'll ever get used to being too hot and having to seek out cooler weather.
It was a lovely evening and a welcome stop, and after a good meal I was eager to get to bed and prepare for the next leg of the journey... to Las Vegas.
... Hot Chili Peppers which were awesome apparently. I am just happy that I have at least seen the Red Hot Chilli Peppers before at Shoreline in San Francisco. Brad and Caleb drove from the festival back to LA that night and stayed in a cheap LAX hotel rather than face Monday morning LA traffic
We asked Zach at the end of the festival who is favourite band was and without hesitation he said 'The Wombats' and launched into their song "Jump into the Fog'. Perfect :)
The road was windy and bumpy, but luckily there was no traffic. I was hoping that my father wouldn't want me to do something crazy like he always does, and I was kind of worried. After reaching the city, the first things I noticed were the windmills. There were so many, and they were so tall. We kept driving, and we pulled into and Aircraft Museum. OK, I thought, this shouldn't be too bad. But, my father just ...