Monday, April 7, 2008
Well, I made it back from Palm Springs. I landed a few hours ago, and now I'm getting my life in order before I zip off to work. I'm not sure I'll be very productive today, but I'll give it the old college try.
I'll write more about Palm Springs tomorrow, but suffice to say I had a great time! The highlight was driving out to Joshua Tree National Park, which is full of amazing vistas and rock formations, as well as the ubiquitous spiny trees that give it its name. It was really stunning, with lots of spring wildflowers.
This is the panorama from Keys View, a lookout point over the Coachella Valley. On clear days, Mexico is allegedly visible.
This is a Joshua Tree - I'm pretty sure it is, anyway. (The yucca looks very similar, apparently.)
This is me being an intrepid rock climber. Nothing fancy - no harnesses or anything like that. Just me scrambling up on top of a big rock!