Monday, June 25, 2007


The Desert

We went to La Quinta this weekend to celebrate a friend's birthday. There were nine of us in two rented condos. We got caught up, laughed, made pizza, drank beer, played Wii tennis as well as real tennis. There was a lot of poolside lounging as well.

Here is the view from our condo:

I'm not a huge fan of the desert. There are lovely things about it, but not enough to make me want to live there, ever. Oh, and in the summer it is really hot. I don't like hot. Yes yes, it is a dry heat and that does make a difference. (In August 2005 I spent a couple of days on a location scout outside Richmond Virginia. We walked around Colonial Williamsburg and surrounding fields for hours in the sun. It was probably 90 or 95 and about 3000% humidity. That was just ridiculous and I don't know how people get used to that.)

I did like the look of the sharp rocky hills around the city of La Quinta with the palm trees in front and faded blue sky.

But not enough to live there.

I haven't been out to the Palm Springs area in at least eight or ten years so I had to take the obligatory photo of the windmills. They fascinate me. I could watch them spin all day.

Also on the way we saw this strange beast being towed. Our car expert friend on the trip said he didn't know what it was. Some created race car. Anyone know what this is?

No matter what the temperature, it is always nice to spend time with friends.

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