Desert heat

Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
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Trip End Sep 21, 2010


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Where I stayed
7 Springs Inn & Suites

Flag of United States  , California
Monday, September 6, 2010

Well................we flew into LAX after an overnight flight from Melbourne. Whatever happened to the night? We spent in watching endless movies and wondering when the next meal was going to be served - slim pickings!

Picked-up a hire-care in LA and hit the freeways with our trusty TomTom. With a few minor deviations via some mundane LA suburb we were on-route and heading to Palm Springs. I knew it was going to be hot - but 109F?-  I hadn't planned on that! With a suitcase full of bushing walking gear (thermals, hiking boots and jeans) - it was time to find a mall.

Instead we collapsed into the pool. Well Glenn thought it was a spa the water was so hot - and it certainly was not 50m nor not large enough to be able to do laps - but it sufficed to cool off.

A late afternoon stroll down the main shopping strip of Palm Springs (and still over 100F) - the shops were still open and I managed to get Glenn into a body pampering shop where the shop assistant had us massaging our hands with some sort of organic goo. Glenn has a new sport in the US - baiting the shop assistant - they don't know how to take him! This could be quite amusing - for me as the observer.

Off to Williams today - a long drive - and more desert.

Ciao

Pen
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