|L-R Deni, Jeanette, Courtney, Barb & Doug @ College of The Desert in Palm Desert, CA.|
Yesterday was a planned hike into the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation. Barb and Doug drove Deni and Courtney to our RV site. Motorcyclists too, they were curious about the riding gear we use (heated and otherwise) so we shared our knowledge of what works for us.
|Checking out some motorcycle riding gear.|
|Taking a tour in the spa area of our RV resort.|
|Some of the green space in our resort.|
|A true oasis in the desert.|
|Inaccessible to hikers, I was able to take this photo of the ancient dwellings that dot the mountain side.|
|The high cliff rock ledges would be attractive to heady rock climbers.|
|This area (and others) conjures images of the Cahuilla Indians bathing in these cool pools under the palms.|
|Check out this creature!|
|The canyons offer a plethora of flora and fauna.|
|Even the napkins depicted the celebration.|
|Happy 34th Birthday, Deni!!!!!|
|The desert was heating up as we continued our second hike. The various oasis we came into helped cool us before continuing to press on to complete the hike.|
|The mid-afternoon libations were thoroughly enjoyed around the pool.|
Dinner was five star! How can one not appreciate a wonderful dinner, enjoyed in the shade of a hot afternoon, in the company of our family and theirs. Barb and Doug were (as always) wonderful hosts. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon and evening.
|Yes, Deni cut his cake and ate it too!|
Deni flies back to Edmonton this Monday afternoon and Courtney follows in a day or two. We enjoyed our time - however brief - with them and we look forward to our next visit when they fly out to the BC coast this late April. We'll be back home by then.
A wonderful time had !
Now.....the coming days will see us return to some of those activities we so enjoy; golf, reading, motorcycling and yes, more hiking.
More on that on the days ahead.
Thanks for dropping by.