First stop: Palm Springs, California.

This is it. The last city in California. At least for this trip, I can’t promise that I won’t go back in the future and visit another one.

Palm Springs is a desert resort City. It’s smack right in the middle of the California desert.

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This first day is going to be a lot shorter with less driving. For two reasons. One, I didn’t have my driving buddy yet (I picked her up in Phoenix.) And two, I know someone who lives here.

Whenever possible, always stay with people and save money. It helps so much because driving across the country is expensive.

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My pictures make it look barren, but it’s actually a good sized city. The sun is always shining and believe it or not, there’s a lot to do.

Golf, biking, hiking,  swimming, horseback riding, and tennis in the nearby desert and mountain areas are really huge here in Palm Springs.

To get in, I had to go through a massive mountain mass. I could of come the boring way down the freeway and through Riverside, but I decided that was too dull. I wanted to have some fun.

And boy, was it. Here’s a view of PS from on top of the mountain. Really beautiful, plus you can see some of the other mountains that surround this part of the valley.

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Over all, a nice visit. Also, it was a good chance for me to get adjusted to the heat I’ll be dealing with for the next few days. Hot times are ahead, this was only the beginning.

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Stay tuned, as I drive through the desert to head into Arizona and the one place in the world where the Saguaro cactus grows in the wild.

Thanks for reading!

 

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