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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Three Romantic Hikes.

Hold his hand and lead that man just where you want him to go. Reba will tell you how to hike your way to romance in the Palm Springs Valleys. Tahqutiz Canyon will always be my top choice for romantic hiking. This hike is more of a walk and within a mile you end up at…

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Island in the Sky

Day hiking in the San Jacinto Mountains takes a little planning. You need a pair of sturdy hiking boots, a couple of layers of light weight clothing, a hat, sunglasses, two bottles of water, some sunscreen, a snack – peanut butter sandwich, some trail mix and a couple of apples fills the bill nicely –…

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