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Monday, February 1, 2016

Palm Springs, CA

A rain storm was coming over the mountains with a rainbow.

The winds were pretty fierce at times and snow on the mountains.

Relaxing after a day of hiking. What a treat living in a condo with two bathrooms, a full kitchen and bathtub after living in our trailer for the past 8 months. I will be happy when we get back but this is pretty nice.
When we got to Palm Springs, I had gotten pretty sick and found an urgent care for a respiratory thing. The pollution in Phoenix was difficult to deal with for 4 months. Since I was still a bit under the weather and rain was in the forecast for Sunday, we opted for a short 2 mile hike up Tahquitz Canyon along the San Andreas Fault.

 When we would see all of these boulders our thoughts would go to the "Big One".

You can find pictures of Jim Morrison of the Doors swimming in the Tahquitz waterfall if you google it. There was much more water in the pool then.

The Cahuilla tribe had villages in this area 1600 years ago. Inn the 70's hippies were living in the canyon and left lots of trash and controversy.
After hiking the canyon, we decided to check out the Museum which was quite interesting.

A replica of the Agua Caliente Indians. It makes our home seem mighty big.

Rainbows and sunsets

Since we were waiting for the rain, we ran over to the street fair in Palm Desert. It reminded me of the Mesa Market in AZ.
Dates were everywhere due to all of the date palms. I will have to try a date shake before we leave.

A couple of ladies from long ago remembered on the sidewalks.
It takes you back to a different time and is fun to see how the retro feel has been preserved.

The rain came while we were having a great Vietnamese lunch at Pho Vu. You can't beat a good noodle bowl.

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