Monday, March 7, 2016

Palm Springs

In February, Husband had a meeting in Palm Springs. It was at a wonderful hotel on Frank Sinatra Drive. How cool is that?

The weather was in the 80's. He made it to the pool a couple of times over the four days. I made it to the pool more.

A desert tour was part of the meeting schedule.

The dirt is pushed up at angle by the Earth's plates. When it rains, the dirt forms a sedimentary cement.
Large rocks fall out of the sides, forming holes. Flash floods run down valleys and carve them deeper.

We saw an oasis used by the native people and toured a reproduction settlement a mile away from the oasis. The native people would not settle right at an oasis because they believed in sharing it with the animals.

At the settlement, they had three catch basins, each used for a different purpose.
The grinding stone where the women ground meal. It was placed on a hill so they could have a good view of the area while they worked.
 We tried out the sweat lodge.

The Palm Springs airport is open air, so the birds come in and wander around and get drinks from the drinking fountains.

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