So, we spent a few days in Palm Springs last week. . . .
I’d been there before, but it had been ages, so I forgot about all the mountains with nothing on them. Nothing but rocks–so unusual. Not sure I could get used to that. . .I need more green. In town, there are flowers and green grass, but the minute you leave the city limits, it’s dry, dusty and brown.
There was bougainvillea everywhere:
I shot this while waiting for my husband to check us into the hotel.
This was in the outdoor breakfast room. It was heavenly to eat outside again.
The weather was pretty much perfect: dry, mid-80s with a breeze. One day it was 90F, but that didn’t bother us. After living on the humid East Coast, this was easy.
Palm Canyon Drive is kind of the main drag in Palm Springs. Lots of colorful shops and restaurants.
At night, the place really came alive. People everywhere, spilling out of restaurants. A great party atmosphere every night, warm enough to walk around without a sweater or jacket. There was no way I’d use flash or a tripod there, so took these less-than-stellar shots with my iPhone:
The skies really were this azure color at night.
The Plaza Theatre is home to the Palm Springs Follies. Vaudeville is not our thing, so we passed on that.
I love this old lantern next to the bougainvillea, the white stucco and wooden door.
How great is this old Caddie with the license plate “Buttah”?
Finally, a statue of Marilyn Monroe:
I thought “Forever Marilyn” was permanently moored in Chicago, but evidently she’s touring the country. Did you know the sculptor is Johnson & Johnson heir Seward Johnson, age 80? Here are the specs:
Materials: Bronze and stainless steel
Height: 26 feet tall, 17 ft. wide, 18 ft. deep
Weight: 34,300 lbs.
Marilyn was discovered at a racquet club in Palm Springs and had a bungalow there.
On Tuesday, Joshua Tree National Park.
Great weekend, everyone!