Three reasons for me to avoid Palm Springs. When I drive past, I enjoy the windmill farms that cloak the resort town. I never stopped or stayed there in the many years that I've passed it by en route to wherever.
Finally a couple of years ago, Cindy and I went up and stayed because Skye had a girl-scout function there. She went with her troupe on the way up, but because she had her last dress rehearsal for a Shakespeare performance of Romeo and Juliet where she was playing Juliet, we had to pick her up before the girl-scout event was over.
We had a lovely time. It's actually quite a nice place.
I got to bed really late, as in somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 a.m., but I really wanted to get out early for a run so I could see the sun rise.
I had no idea where to try to run to, in order to actually have a direct view of the sun coming over the horizon, so I started to run up.
I ran to the top of view crest, but it wasn't ideal. So I just kept running down the street, hoping for the best.
For me nothing compares to trail running. I dread treadmills. I endure urban runs. The suburbs are almost too much. I love running on the beach. But to get out in nature and run on trails. That's when I feel like a runner.
Unfortunately, I didn't have the time and I wasn't prepared as far as having enough water for a long trail run. So I ran up to where a good photo-op was and then had to turn around and hit the pavement.
Looking for Squats, Finding Photo-ops
One of the "challenges" I'm doing with Tribesports, is "Random Squat Locations" where you do a set of 25 squats somewhere out of the ordinary.
Since I don't golf and that's one of the things Palm Springs is famous for I thought that would make for a good place to do my squat routine.
It also ended up being the spot where I took some of my favorite photos of the day.
I'm planning on doing a post that reviews some of the hotels we've been in during the course of our travels. Until then, let me just say, its not a matter of "getting what you pay for".
the Curve Hotel was the least expensive place we stayed this go round. I picked it randomly from a bunch of similarly ranked and priced hotels.
The staff was helpful and friendly. The room was nice. It had a mini-fridge and microwave and all the other amenities you'd expect. It was in a decent location.
And it's in a city where there is actually stuff to do. I didn't feel the need to race off. In fact, I would have loved to use the pool. And maybe would have hit the trail with Skye, for a nice little hike.
But we were already a day behind and off to a late start for what would be another long day.