Sunday, April 3, 2011


O.K......just checking in....we are staying in Palm Springs for a few days.  Visiting friends from the San Juan Islands, Montana, and California.  It is quite nice that all of them are here at the same time so we can catch up.

For those of you who have not been in this part of our beautiful country....just sharing a few shots around the area.  

The flowers here are magnificent this time of year....and of course it is Golf Course Mecca!!

It is about the same weather wise as AZ...only it can be a little hotter in the summer.

Each time we come here...I am always amazed by all this green right in the middle of a desert.

And...of course.....there are water features EVERYWHERE.  I've been told that Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Indio....etc.. are sitting over a huge lake ...... so apparently...water will never be a problem.

Here is a shot of the surrounding area in the desert.  There are huge patches of desert between all the golf course communities and little cities.  The huge mountain in the background is covered with snow most of the year.  You can ride a tram to the top of the mountain, which we have done.  It is a nice experience.

Just a few more shots around the area....

Long boulevards...lined with palm trees.

We are staying right on the 17th hole on a golf course community.....geese right outside our window.

Huge Lizard sculptures along the boulevard.  We have LOTS of lizards in this part of the country.  LOL

Pics inside a really KITCHIE OLD HOTEL in downtown Palm Springs called THE PARKER.

And last....but not of the OLD HOMESTEAD..... (O:

O.K.....not quite...but the flowers are mine!!
Palm Springs has a little bit of everything for everyone...not matter what your fancy.
Hopefully you have enjoyed the little tour of the Palm springs is truly an Oasis in the Desert.

Will catch up with all when we return.




  1. I have only been to Palm Springs once but I loved it. Such a beautiful place. Your home sweet home is lovely. Fresh carrots and a violin. What more do you need. I have a similar homestead on one of my recent posts on our trip to Carmel and San Francisco.

  2. Beautiful photos. I've been to Miami, but not Palm Springs. I'm so glad you are having a wonderful time. You deserve it.

  3. Thanks for the visit to P.S.
    I grew up in Desert Hot Springs, years and years ago. Just seeing Mount San Juacinto makes me homesick.
    I recently posted a postcard with the mountain
    There is no place like this part of California.
    And, we did live in Phoenix for a number of years. Another great area to enjoy.

  4. What beautiful photos! I am so glad you are having a wonderful time catching up with friends in such lovely surroundings. So glad you checked in.

  5. Looks like you are having a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh i would love to be in palm springs...enjoy it! xo

  7. You mean your not in your modern gypsy van? I love the pictures...I got to visit Palm Springs once, but obviously, you are getting to see the sights...

  8. What a great blog! Terrific photos. And I love your quote at the beginning. Just joined as a follower.

  9. Thanks for the tour! I see that Canada Geese are there too. Are they holidaying or do they stay year round?

  10. So glad you're on the move again and having fun:) I really needed to see the awesome pics...I woke up to snow yesterday. Another storm is on the way. Send me some sunshine Jo...

  11. How lovely! Mr B would be in Heaven being surrounded by all of those golf courses! It's not quite Spring enough here for our courses to be open yet and he's just about busting a gut to get out there on the links. At least we have an indoor golf facility here for the Winter months... Phew!

    Enjoy catching up with all of your friends!

    ~Mrs B


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