Saturday, November 2, 2013

Halloween was our last day in California.

Hi friends and family,

(Happy Birthday Susan!)

Halloween was our last day in California.

Happy Halloween from Palm Springs!!!  We started off our day hoping to have a last breakfast at our favorite place; the Rock Garden Cafe.  It has closed and is for sale. On our last visit there, the owner had mentioned retirement, so we are not sure what actually happened, but we have our memories.

From there we decided to take our last hike in the Indian Canyons, but because of the recent hard rains, the entire area was closed.  Sad!  But, again we have our memories and pictures from many prior visits.

We then decided to take a walk in the downtown area of Palm Springs and enjoyed a wonderful cup of coffee at a sidewalk cafe that is still alive and well. 

There is a beauty here that no other community has and we feel so lucky to have lived in Palm Springs at one time and to have had a final walk, lunch and a cool drink before saying goodbye.


Boo!

Yvon decided he didn't want to drink any more...
But, he's not going to drink any less.

Memories from the canyons

Ultra wide angle

Looking back from the canyon towards Palm Springs

You can check in any time you want, but you can never leave...
but we did.

There must be thousands of these wind mills in the Palm Springs area.

One great landmark that is still here!

Last rest area in Cali

That's one strange RV.

Checking out our next stop on the map before Phoenix

Beautiful rest area in Arizona

Until next year...
Miss you Cali!

Desert Valley R.V. Resort

Fantastic visit to these ancient ruins

Casa Grande, meaning Great House

Built by the Ancestral Native people from the cultural period called 
Hohokam.  " First Masters of the American Desert."

Ancient Art Work still preserved by the park.
Small model shows what the ruins once may have looked like. It was four stories high and 60 feet long, with a platform mound filling the first floor. It is the largest known structure of the Ancestral People of the Sonoran Desert.

This gives you a clear picture of how big the Casa Grande is.
The beauty of the Sonoran Desert is everywhere.

Tomorrow may be a day of relaxing by the pool area and visiting with the many R.V. travelers that are spending the winter here.

Thanks for visiting again,
Anne & Yvon