Perhaps I should include this to my goals for 2016: publish up-to-date events on the blog as they happened; however, doing so may contradict with my other goal of always being present. If I’m looking for an excuse, then ringing in the new year with flu-like symptoms was it. I could tell you the other reason right now, but that deserves another post in the future.
I’ll let you in on a little secret—all this time I thought the Joshua tree was anything like the Baobabs until I saw not one, but an entire desert full of them. On our 50-mile drive from the Palm Springs Art Museum to the Joshua Tree National Park, Roan and I have been trying to guess what the Joshua tree looks like. In my head, I imagine a towering heights kind-of-tree. You know, something that can be seen from a distance, but boy, was I wrong. We were actually passing several of them on our way to the park that day!
Immediately after Roan and I have “freshened up” from our hike at Mount Jacinto State Park and explored the souvenir gift shop and mini-museum at the Mountain Station, we left to take a tour around the Palm Springs Art Museum. Contrary to my post on Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, though, I only have a few photos to share today.
I think I’ve already established here on the blog that weekends must be spent outdoors. Roan and I just couldn’t let weekends go to waste by simply hanging on the couch, watching Netflix. No, that’s not how we roll. The weekend following the Fourth of July, Roan took me to Palm Springs, CA. Here are some quick facts about the city you might be interested to know:
- Palm Springs is 123 miles northeast of San Diego, and is located in the Coachella Valley.
- Its original name was Agua Caliente, which means “hot water”.
- Palm Springs has a hot desert climate, with over 300 days of sunshine year-round.
- Palm Springs has one of the highest concentration of same-sex couples of any community in the United States.
- Palm Springs has the largest concentration of mid century modern residential architecture in the world, showcased every February during the 11-day Modernism Week celebration.