I've had all good intentions to post about interesting Palm Springs stuff, Olympic Opening Ceremony entertainment, Valentine's Day, but the older I get, the faster time goes and I'm frequently trying to play catch up.
So let's start from way back, Palm Springs. I had never been there, nor had any desire to go, but once there I was hooked. Was it the warm dry weather? The interesting terrain with accompanying Indian lore and spirituality? Who knows? I know, though, that I'll be back.
My favourite spot? Indian Palms Canyon. In the middle of the desert, way down in an earthquake created crevasse, a palm oasis following the fault line.
Hundreds of years ago the Aqua Caliente Cahuilla Indians used this sacred place, surrounded by desert, for farming and as a meeting place to share meals, hunt and weave baskets. Artifacts of their culture remain today. You could imagine the kids playing hide and seek around the giant palms.