|Desert Springs Golf Resort - Palm Desert|
|Our point of departure for the Valley Course.|
|Golfing partners, Fred K. and Rick C.|
|Hmmmm....we faced a lot of water hazards...and waterfalls.|
|Stunning views all around this course.|
|They aren't confused....although this photo may leave that impression!!!|
|Picture post card perfect pose.|
|Another photo op....while waiting to tee off.|
|One of the many waterfalls on this course.|
|Rick's power shot...with Fred looking on.|
|Fred's power tee off....|
While we were busy with golf, Jeanette took in a tour of 'The Living Desert' - only a few miles from our golf course.
|Living Desert main shuttle station.|
|Incredible amount of vegetation, birds, wild animals, etc!|
|Barrel Cactus Garden.|
|Interesting collection of colours.|
|Various Agave cacti. Anyone for Tequila?|
|Out of Africa...into the Coachella Valley.|
|These giraffe seem to fit right in to this desert country.|
|There is so much one could show about this wonderful facility but the web site above is the best way to explore it.|
When Jeanette reconnected with us at the golf course, she had spent over four hours exploring 'The Living Desert'. Based on her experience, we will put this facility on our 'to do' list for the next time we RV into the Palm Spring/Palm Desert area in Southern California.
|Wet, wet, west coast style weather - albeit warmer.|
|Rick C. looking well relaxed after a few days of R&R & golf here in the Palm Springs area.|
We woke up to wet grounds again today. Brochure on and about this area speak to the fact that it receives 360 days of sun and only five days of rain, on average. Well, we've been here for 2.5 weeks and it has rained for three of those days. We have experienced gale force winds for most of our time here too. What is with that? The locals and the veteran snow birders keep telling us that this is an unusual year. We sure hope that is the case because we sure haven't experienced warm, calm days.
|Our spot in the Sand RV & Golf Resort - Desert Hot Springs, CA|
Thanks for dropping in.