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Sep 30, 2014 - Worth the Heat

When we lived in the Northeast, Labor Day weekend was always the end of summer. Of course there were a couple of hot days after that, but for the most part the weather immediately started to cool down. Living in Florida we learned that that was not necessarily the case, but let me tell you – Florida has nothing on September weather in Palm Springs. I would say the average high while we were there (9/16-9/30) was 105 degrees. And you can say all you want about it being dry heat – it really doesn’t matter. With all the irrigation they do in...

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Apr 18, 2013 - Palm Springs Tram Ride

Today we took a ride on the Palm Springs Tram that travels from about 2500' above the valley floor to near the top of San Jacinto Mt.... Spectacular views and a fun ride.. Tomorrow we are on the road again.. Headed North to Fresno and at the end of the week the Rally..

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Apr 15, 2013 - Palm Springs, Ca. (Catherdral City)

In spite of the wind and dust, we traveled to the Palm Springs area and are set up at the Palm Springs Oasis RV Resort in Cathedral City, Ca. for a few days... Palm Springs Oasis RV Resort

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Dec 31, 2012 - Palm Springs - December 2012

The Palm Springs Annual Festival of Lights Parade was held on Palm Canyon Drive on December 1. We left here about 4:00 thinking we would get a good seat for the Parade which didn't start until 5:45. We almost couldn’t find anywhere to put our chairs! The best part was that when we arrived someone was leaving a handicapped spot right outside the restaurant at which we were planning to eat. We went inside and asked if it was ok if we watched the parade and then had dinner after (because there were 2 hr parking signs around). The guy said the...

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Nov 30, 2012 - Palm Springs - The Beginning

It was cloudy on the way up from San Diego but a nice drive. There was traffic of course but not too much. We stopped at Morongo Casino to make our lunch then on to Pilot for fuel. We arrived at Outdoor Resorts just after 1:00. It's a beautiful spot, green grass and lots of palms and flowers. No problems with the site - yet. We chatted with Garret and Nancy, our landlords. They are just across from us. Everything came out for this stop - fire pit, BBQ, table, all the chairs. About 9:15 pm we heard the sprinklers coming on for the first...

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May 20, 2012 - California

I was glad to see Tucson fading in my side-view mirrors. Had I known what I was heading for, I might have considered turning around and going back there! Avoiding large cities like Phoenix always seems to me to be a good idea however there is usually another problem of some sort or another that pops up to replace any aggravation avoided. There wasn't anything serious about the drive on Sunday. Most of it was just plain, boring desert driving. Just plain, boring HOT desert driving. And any small town encountered along the way just happened...

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Apr 9, 2010 - Cathedral City, CA

Must be getting in to this vacation thing as I have no clue what day number it is today. If Saturday was day one and today is Friday this must be day seven. Anyway, there has not been much exciting to report compared to the first couple of days. After Redding the weather cleared up and we had an uneventful trip to Palm Desert, staying one night in Bakersfield along the way. Two nights in Palm Desert visting with Dad and Win then yesterday we made the long climb up to Las Vegas where we will be for a few more days. It has been warm enough to...

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Jun 21, 2009 - Cathedral City, CA - Home Sweet Home

We arrived back from where we had started almost three years to the day on our wonderfully enjoyed: "Where in the hell is Randy & Dave". I know it is grammatically incorrect, yet still kept it that way. Our trip and adventures were absolutely everything we were hoping for. Almost always the first questions people asked was "Where was the most exciting place you have travelled?". There were so many, a couple we always quote are the Ice Fields in British Columbia and New Orleans for Mardi Gras (Rnd 1) and Jazz Fest (Rnd 2), visiting family...

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Dec 10, 2008 - 'Tis the Season

Several weeks into our Christmas Tree stand and all of us are exhausted! We started off really slow and didn't think we were going to sell any trees. Although, once Thanksgiving was over and everyone digested the turkey we have been selling non-stop. It's been fun helping people find the perfect Christmas Tree, however, most houses are huge around here so we're selling alot of 10ft trees, which believe me are not light!! Dylan and Christian are having alot of fun. They set up a little candy stand and are almost sold out. They are also...

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Apr 5, 2008 - Living in the Desert

It has been a few months since our last update on our travels. As most of you know we purchased a home in the Palm Springs area in November and took possession of it after spending Xmas in Alberta. We are getting settled in and gradually making the home "our own". This takes steady work with refinishing walls, painting, tearing out "mac tac" where it shouldn't have been used, replacing light fixtures, repairing other electrical outlets, etc. etc. This is combined with finding many odds and sods in a storage garage intended for a golf cart....

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Dec 11, 2007 - The Cochella Valley (Palm Springs area)

We had been in the Cochella Valley for the past few weeks as planned but not necessarily doing what we had intended. The RV park we found in Cathedral City was very pleasant, centrally located, next to a golf course, with great pools and hot tubs. As a result we chose to stay a second week vs. moving the RV north to Desert Hot Springs to a park we had been to last spring. After getting settled in the first day we decided to take a walk in a residential area next door to the RV park (or vice versa). It was early evening and the fresh cut...

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