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Jan 8, 2013 - Palm Springs

We moved to Palm Desert Thousand Trails, and met our friends from Wilderness Lakes. Met the rest of the Snowbird group, and had a fantastic time! Out to dinners at great places like Jackalope Pete's, and breakfast at Two Springs RV Park. The Lewis and Clark Thousand Trails group is really fun. Started playing Pickleball. Cal's knee is hurting him, but we bought equipment, and managed a few games....

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Dec 21, 2012 - TT/ Palm Springs

Hello to all our friends, Hope you are having a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We think this is a great place to be for Christmas and New Years. Palm trees and a warm pool and a hot tub to relax in, plus sunshine and warm days. We went to Hemet,Ca to visit and have lunch with Roger and Eve Snyder along with Bill and Jean Lampe.After lunch going to Lampe's home for dessert. Lisa,Matt,Maddie and Ben are coming to the desert after Christmas so we will get to spend some them before they go to Disneyland in Anaheim,Ca. Elizabeth will...

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Nov 8, 2012 - Palm Springs /TT Park

Like coming home, lots of friends we know from other years of coming here. Elizabeth is very happy because the pool is heated very warm. She loves it. We were able to park in a spot that we like, we usually try to park there, good views and beautiful palm trees all around.Rob flew back to Hyattsville,Md to visit his family for two weeks and have Thanksgiving with them. Dee and Mark put up their Christmas tree while he was there.

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Mar 5, 2012 - Another Lake O'Hara Anniversary

First weekend in March always means it is time for our trip to Lake O'Hara for a little skiing, a lot of fun with friends and a celebration of our wedding anniversary (#19)! It was a snowy weekend this year so we didn't get the spectacular views that Lake O'Hara is known for but the skiing was great, as was the company. Joining us was our usual crowd: Barb and Kevin, Bob and Bonnie and Sharon and Tony. Barb and Paul have also become regulars on this weekend and we were joined this year by Heather from Canmore, Anne from Australia and Jeanne...

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Feb 28, 2012 - An Anniversary and a return to Joshua Tree

Evelyn, Lorne, Lorie and Terry arrived just in time for a bit of a heat wave. Temps were in the high 80's (F) for most of the week which was great for those of us swimming and cycling but not the best for long hikes in the desert. We had a great visit, ate some wonderful meals, went to a jazz concert under the stars, golfed a bit and even made it back to Joshua Tree National Park for some hiking and photography. We celebrated Evelyn and Lorne's 40th wedding anniversary with a nice dinner out, a little bubbly and lots of reminiscing. It was...

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Feb 24, 2012 - Palm Desert Day 2

Feb 24 Mary fixed waffles for breakfast and then Mike and Al were off to Home Depot and Mary and I were off to PetSmart and Wal-Mart. I needed to get food for the next week, as well as food for RG. We got back home, packed a picnic and headed off to the Whitewater Preserve. This is an important wildlife corridor between the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains. It consists of nearly 3000 acres that has been set aside and provides a habitat for two endangered species of birds. The Canyon the river flows through also has a good population...

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Feb 23, 2012 - Palm Desert

Feb 23 The kids left this morning to head for home. They will make a stop at Kathy’s aunt, then Pismo Beach. Tomorrow they will head up to Carmel and finally on Saturday we home. We are heading over to Palm Desert to see Al and Mary Eiffert. We will just park the rig at their house with only the house side slides out. We will be spending most of the time in their house anyway and just sleeping in the rig. It is just 17 miles from La Quinta so we are there in less than 30 minutes. We get set up, have a bite of lunch and then Al, Mary and...

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Feb 22, 2012 - La Quinta, CA

Feb 22 Beautiful day, David, Kathy, Clifford and I went for an early hike in the rocks and then we left for La Quinta, CA. Made 3 stops, the first at Skull Rock, then the Cholla Gardens and finally at the visitor center. Reached La Quinta around 11:00 a.m. We are staying at the Lake Cahuilla County Park. It is beautiful here, the temp is in the low 80’s, blue skies and we are overlooking the lake. We had a bite to eat when we got here. We have hookups so the first order of business was turn on the water heater and get a hot shower, and...

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Feb 21, 2012 - Desert Images

Dale joined Pam in Palm Desert after her girlfriends went home (smart man). Then we spent a week relaxing by the pool, swimming, cycling and golfing. Pam also got out and took some photos for a photography course she is taking. Dale's folks, Evelyn and Lorne, along with his sister Lorie and her partner Terry, are arriving tonight to celebrate Evelyn and Lorne's 40th wedding anniversary. They haven't been to the area before so we're looking forward to showing them around and getting in a little more golf.

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Feb 14, 2012 - Pals in Palm Desert

The Vista Paseo neighborhood of Palm Desert will never be the same! 8 of my girl friends turn 50 this year and they joined me here for a few days of celebrating, reminiscing and fun. I've know all of them for at least 35 years, most of them longer (wow, I just did the math!) and even when we haven't seen each other for a while, we get together and it is like we've never been apart. Still living in Calgary are Gaye, Lynn, Pam, Patty, Sharon, Stephanie and Sue. LB flew in from Vancouver and Loree had the longest journey, coming all the way...

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Feb 8, 2012 - Palm Desert

The Palm Springs Thousand Trails park is actually in Palm Desert. The place literally has 1000 large palm trees, which are often a problem when parking…but we managed. We met some terrific fellow Oregonians there, and took the tram to the top of Mount San Jacinto with them. The rotating tram is a must see in the Palm Springs area (we do it every year if possible). We also went to see the Indian Canyons, where huge palm groves line the creeks in the bottom of the canyons. Early natives lived there, and if I were camping…I would too! VERY...

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Nov 9, 2011 - The first ride and a trip to the zoo

One of the great things about having kids around is that you get to do kid things! Laurie and Tom took the girls to a farm where they went for their first ride on a horse. They are still too small to go on their own so they had a tour around the corral plus a visit with the farm animals. Then we headed to the Living Desert, a zoo with animals from African and American deserts. The highlight for all was feeding carrots to a giraffe!

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