Monday, May 30, 2016

Catching Up - Palm Springs

As I mentioned we were lucky enough to be able to meet up and spend the weekend in Palm Springs.   Our goal was to get some desert hiking in and we did.  I have to say that Palm Springs is one of the prettiest towns I have seen.   Everything was very well maintained and looked new.  We stayed at the Hyatt and our room over looked the golf course.  At work we have a travel agent we work with and she hooked me up with free breakfast and $100.00 voucher towards any charges.

I drove up from San Diego and Candy flew into Palm Springs.   I got into town around 2 PM and checked in and then headed to the airport to pick her up.

We looked online and found that they have an open market every Thursday night in downtown.   After picking up Candy we headed that way.  Found parking and walked up and down checking out the vendors.

Had a great time and had some dinner and cocktails.  Then we headed to the store to get a few items to stock the fridge.

Coachella Valley - Palm Springs

The next morning we had breakfast and then headed out to the Tahquitz Canyon.  We hiked in the steps of the Agua Caliente Indians.   This is not a long hike but it follows a stream that dead ends at a waterfall.   Hard to believe you would find this in the middle of the desert.  We did this hike on Friday and we waded out in the water but didn't have our suits.  It was cold but we definitely wanted to come back and do some swimming.

We kept and eye out for rattle snakes but only found some lizards, birds and dragon flies.  I did grab a few good pictures and it was so nice to be hiking in some new terrain.   The weather was great, in the high seventies low eighties.  After we finished up the hike we headed back to the hotel where I had scheduled spa time for both of us.  We each got a message and then took advantage of the suana and shower before heading to the pool for cocktails and a snack.  The sun felt great!

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