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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
24th Jun 2016 - Summer 2016
Day 30-June 24, 2016-Last Day in Coachella Valley

Day 30-June 24, 2016-Last Full Day in Coachella Valley

Hot again, up to 112.

This is our last full day in the condo in Palm Springs, we leave tomorrow to get back on the road.  It’s been a nice place to visit, although very hot, and we found a lot of things to keep us busy. I enjoyed seeing how the homes were built here, some at the foot of the mountains, some on the side and some at the top.  I guess it’s all in what view you want from your house.  We tried to go up to the top of a development we had seen which looked really nice but there were no trespassing signs on the way up.  Not just regular no trespassing signs, these said we’d be photographed and prosecuted. We know when we’re not wanted so we turned around. This used to be a low key hideaway for Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable, Dinah Shore, Liberace, etc. and some streets are names for them.  Gene Autry not only has a street named for him but also a bridge (as does Dinah Shore) and shopping plaza.  He must have spent a lot of time here.  Statues of movies stars are all over the area.  There’s a Palm Springs Walk of Stars, 380 stars in the sidewalks on both sides of the street on Palm Canyon Dr., (my favorite, Cheetah, the chimp), and tours to the homes of stars, not our thing.  The surrounding towns of Desert Hot Springs, Indio, Indian Wells, Cathedral City, Coachella, LaQuinta, Palm Desert, and Rancho Mirage were all nice to visit, well-kept and trendy.  Golf and tennis courses have been abandoned for the summer, but all the resorts and country clubs look busy.  The drought here over the last few years has made everything dry, sandy and dusty.  We’re done with the desert and hopefully will be out of it in a day or so.  Today we spent the day getting ready to leave tomorrow.  We made a few trips to the RV to bring things we won’t be needing anymore in the condo.  We both are eager to get back in the RV and go.  Did a few loads of laundry, made sure all the cabinets, closets and drawers were empty.  Went in the pool for a while after lunch, this time to one of the other pools on the property, almost as close and just as nice. I think there’s six of them here.  Read a bit and just relaxed.  Went to the ball game at night with the tickets I won yesterday and watched the Palm Springs Power lose to the SoCal Bombers.  They have open seating here, you can sit wherever you want so we sat behind home plate in somebody’s box.  Seats were more comfy than the other night, the misters worked better because there was a slight breeze.  Once the scorching sun goes does it’s quite nice, almost comfortable.  Because somebody hit a “triple” we all got $10 gift certificates to “Treo” Restaurant in town.  We gave ours to the staff at the resort since we’re leaving tomorrow. 

Next: Day 31-June 25, 2016-To Temecula Wine Valley
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Diary Photos

Our RV parked on side street

Bob Hope Blvd.

Dinah Shore Dr.

Homes at foot of hill

House on top of hill


Gene Autry Trail

Homes on hillside

Palm Springs sign

Sandy dusty Palm Canyon Drive

Sculpture in Palm Springs

Condo outside

Bike art

Drought sign

Homes in hillside

Diary Movies

Last pitch of the game

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