A Visit to the Salton Sea

A Visit to the Salton Sea

A Visit to the Salton Sea With binoculars and camera in hand, I often take a drive south of my home in Rancho Mirage to one of the best places on the West Coast to bird-watch—the Salton Sea.  Created in 1905, when the Colorado River broke through levies and flooded the Salton Basin (at 228…

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Sunnylands Totem Pole Dedication

Sunnylands Totem Pole Dedication

   I simply cannot stay away from Sunnylands.  As you probably know by now, the former Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage has been totally refurbished and is open for small-scale tours of its historic A. Quincy Jones-designed midcentury masterpiece of a residence (for a nominal fee) and free visits to its perfectly planned Visitors Center…

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Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Air Museum

When it comes to aviation, my experience is almost exclusively on the commercial side, especially as a steward (yes, I started in the airline industry before we were rebranded “flight attendants”!) for Pan American World Airways.  And with all the things there are to do in the Coachella Valley, it’s taken me years to finally…

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Palm Springs VillageFest

Palm Springs VillageFest

I have a Thursday evening tradition that’s hard to break:  I head west on the 111 to the base of the San Jacinto Mountains in Palm Springs and join the multitudes who enjoy the weekly VillageFest.  www.palmspringsvillagefest.com  Located on Palm Canyon Drive smack in the center of town (from Baristo to Amado), this adored affair…

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