Thursday, December 08, 2011

Our week in Palm Springs

Here we are, back again at Escondido RV Resort after a wonderful week at Palm Springs Oasis RV Park, which is actually in Cathedral City.

Snow on the mountains around Palm Springs

We took our American Mom with us and she had a ball. I now know the exact location of every Thrift, Resale and Consignment store in the Coachella Valley! V is truly the shopping queen of California. She came home with several great outfits that she got for next to nothing! 

V. enjoying the ride from the dinette
Wind turbines in the Coachella Valley
Snow on the mountain tops

The RV Resort was OK, small but sparkling clean. Two pools and a hot tub. It is in a wonderful location with great access to Hwy 111 and close to the best shopping areas. Our view from the motorhome was of the mountains near Palm Springs, including Mt San Jacinto. Lovely to see "our" mountain every morning as we had breakfast.

Our breakfast view
Concrete pads
Lots of empty sites
One of two heated pools
Our site was close to the pools, clubhouse and showers 
Our site at the end of a road. Great views!

There we are in the distance

We saw Hugo in 3D at the IMAX. A brilliant movie and well worth seeing.  and ate out at La Casita on Tuesday, so got a Fiesta platter for $12, which we shared between the 3 of us. Fantastic value! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area. The margaritas are the best and half price if you go at happy hour, and Tuesdays is when you get the special deals on the Fiesta platter and the fajitas.

On Saturday we went to the College of the Desert Street Fair to just look for a couple of things for V, but she was unable to find what she wanted, then carried on to the town of La Quinta, where we chanced upon an art fair and walked through the museum. A late lunch at Shield's Date Gardens where they have the best date milk shakes. Bought some fantastic Medjool dates.

Art fair in Old Town La Quinta
Interesting entrance to a pub in the courtyard, La Quinta
Pretty buildings in Old Town La Quinta
V. going into the La Quinta Museum

The original RV!
Beautiful mural inside the museum
Entrance to the Shield's store
Huge sign for Shield'

On Sunday we went to the Tamale Festival which was being held in Indio.  It is one of the 10 best food festivals in the USA. Great day out, with a real taste of Mexico, with dancers, singers and lots of tamales. I am not sure that I would go out of my way to get a tamale, but it was interesting nonetheless.

There were lineups at most food booths

Hmmm, I think someone had a few too many tamales!

Guys on stilts

Did you know there is a machine that can tell if you are going to heaven or not?

As well as Tamales and other Mexican food, you could buy , jewelry, dream catchers and just about anything else.
All in all, I would say the week was a fantastic success and I know that V enjoyed it.


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful week and it's great to see that V had so much fun. So did you check to see if you were going to heaven or not?

  2. A great time there as usual , lotsa different things to see and enjoy.