Palm Springs BLOWS…

As in you couldn’t pay me to live there.

Maybe it’s because I didn’t get a chance to really explore the area… but I felt zero disappointment about it. I didn’t see anything exceptionally charming about the place that the rest of California doesn’t offer… minus the dirt and WIND.

I’m sure the views of the mountains were beautiful… if you could see them. I am not exaggerating when i say that our truck was sliding on the road and we were eating sand through the vents…

On a positive note, at least they are super progressive in harnessing the power of that wind… the Wind Farms are surreal. It’s like being on another planet. It was a ‘close encounters of the third kind’ moment… especially at night. I kept waiting for some monotonous melody to attempt communication.

Nope. Just more wind. But I AM a huge fan (pun intended) of what the city is contributing to our planet with this Sustainable Energy. GO Palm Springs!!

The Palm Canyon ‘strip’ was relatively quaint, again, nothing you can’t get oceans full of elsewhere in Cali, but quaint nonetheless…

 

…and i could swear I saw this guy hanging out in Albuquerque’s Nob Hill…. at least he seems to be having a zen moment… ❤

 

I’ve already gotten an earful about how I ‘didn’t give it a chance’ & how many “movie stars” love and live in Palm Springs… and the robust history of the place… and I am sure all the above is true; however, I will leave the privilege of sharing that 411 to another wanderlust blogger… I will take my time in the next post to share some things about Redlands, Ca. …. which is a quaint and adorable little town!

Down the Hill…

Since arriving in this glorious little town, I’ve made a dear new friend whose encouragement has been priceless. Its her birthday this weekend (tomorrow actually), so we’re heading to Redlands and Palm Springs for a few days. Big Bear locals call it going “Down the Hill”. This will be the first time I’ve left Big Bear since I’ve arrived, so it will be a little “adventure”. I am excited to meet my friend’s family and explore the desert of California. I will post some pics of the trip and if anyone has a “must see” that I shouldn’t miss while I’m there, please let me know! Click here for some interesting 411 on how California and NASA have harnessed the Power of WIND…

Only having driven through Palm Spring several years ago, these ECO-FRIENDLY Giants are all Ive seen of her so far....

On a totally different note, I am checking out a few online Fitness Trackers to gauge my journey back into a fit and healthy body. I don’t want to recommend anything that’s lame, so I will use them each for a week or more and then fill you in on which one works the best. I will tell you that I already have a fast favorite – it’s the most user-friendly so far – but that could change over the course of daily use… so hang tight.