Monday, February 28, 2011
Our Saturday night performer, Cowboy Jack, commented that he had to drive through ice and slush on Highway 10 to get to our park. Snow is big news around here.
A friend of Jim's, who lives in Palm Springs, had invited us for an Oscar's Party, but we declined since Jim still has a cold. Haven't seen who won what. Probably wouldn't recognize any of then anyway. When it comes to movies, we are culturally deprived. Palm Springers throw a huge public Oscar's Party complete with red carpet, participants dressed to the nines, entering past a phalanx of flashing camera bulbs, with an elegant dinner and about four big screen television screens. Its a popular event, somewhat pricey, but certainly a wonderful way to do the Oscar's if you like that sort of thing. Remember it if you are in Palm Springs at this time of year. This town is still home to Barbara Sinatra and other notables. You see streets like Bob Hope Drive, Gene Autry Trail, and so on. This was once the hangout for the "stars". At the visitors center, they sell maps to the homes of the rich and famous, kind of Hollywood in the desert.
I'd hate to be famous.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
He sings mostly country music but his two most popular productions, are a Hank Williams Sr. Tribute and a Johnny Cash Tribute. His website has a number of pictures of him and his bands and a clip of him singing, though the clip doesn't do him justice. You can check him out on the following link.
When he performs, he uses an old, favorite, Martin Guitar and a harmonica. The website give his performance schedule. Very enjoyable performer who engages the audience. It was a full house for Cowboy Jack.
Da tee da...."I'm so lonesome I could cry"...
Saturday, February 26, 2011
We didn't wander too far from the motor home. Jim's cold is hanging on. He quit our power walk early and slept most of the day. A group of about twelve people walk a 3 mile course together at 8 a.m every day.
Friday, February 25, 2011
The center is a three room house from long ago built entirely of palm wood. The exterior has totem type carvings.
It was a beautiful, cool day to hike. If you go, don't forget to bring water. For more pictures, click my link.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
While not as professionally done as a national museum with the money and access to materials, this museum is well worth the stop.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
While we ate a man came in and asked us where we were from, what we did. He was retired from PG&E and then worked at Nuclear Power plants, some of those that Jim worked for. I couldn't help but wonder why a guy with a good retirement would choose this place as home. He told us he bought a desert farm that produces a petroleum product and continued to talk our ear off. I've learned never to judge a place by its looks and this place is the center of the universe for locals who live in houses scattered about the area or in a couple of mobile home parks. Its quiet and peaceful here and you can come to love a place like this. And, we learned, this cafe was once the center of operations for General Patton, who had over a million combat troops stationed here for desert training between 1942 and 1944. It turns out I was sitting in his favorite chair.
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