I know that I said I was back to blogging, and I have been thinking about it. During that thinking time here are some things that I have been doing. My girls are both teachers so for the last five years we have gone out to the desert near Palm Springs for Spring Break. My Mom has a snowbird place there. She calls it “the spa”. When she and my Dad first went there the park was called Imperial Spa because of the natural hot springs that make up the pools and hot tubs. So each year we travel to “the spa” to drive back to Kansas City with my Mom. These two beautiful gals were my travel companions and they are a hoot. We have the best time together.
We spent the entire day on Saturday traveling from Kansas City to Palm Springs. I have to say for an airport, Palm Springs airport is the pretties one I have ever seen.
We spent all of Sunday shopping around Palm Spring. In the middle of down town we came across this giant statue of Marilyn Monroe and the girls had to have a picture taken with her. Yes, she is wearing panties.
We left Palm Springs and headed to the middle of the desert. And when I say middle of the desert, that is exactly what I mean. Once inside the park, we are perfectly happy sitting by the pool.
Although we are in the middle of the desert, there are hot springs everywhere. This lake is just across the road and over a little hot spring stream from my Mom’s, it is full of tropical fish that live in the hot spring fed lake. The water coming out of the ground is 160 degrees.
Out in the desert you come across all kinds of things that have just been left behind. We have seen this truck off in the distance for years and decided to check it out.
Like I said, there all kinds of things that you find abandon in the desert.
Friday was Anna’s birthday so we wanted to do something fun and adventurous. We rented this little vehicle and headed out off road into the desert.
One of the places we went on our off road adventure was the “bat caves”. This is a large pile of rocks in the middle of no where.
From the “bat caves” you can see for miles. The large body of water in the distance is the Salton Sea.
Another place in the desert is your typical oasis. Water is literally bubbling from the ground in several pools with all these palm trees.
After a week of fun in the sun, we began our 22 hour trek back to reality, Kansas, and about 6 inches of snow. Seriously?