Friday, March 13, 2015

Wrapping Up Our Stay in Desert Hot Springs


We'll be moving on to Death Valley on Monday March 16, so we're wrapping things up here at the Sands RV Resort.  We enjoyed it here so much, and have already signed up for three months next year.  We didn't get to see everything that we wanted to while we were here, but we did do some more sight seeing since my last post.

The Salton Sea Recreation Area was an interesting day trip.  332 feet below sea level, the Salton Sea is California’s largest lake measuring 35 miles long and 15 miles wide.  The sea was formed from water flowing from the Rockies to the Gulf of Mexico that became landlocked.




We visited the Air Museum in Palm Springs and got inside a B17 Flying Fortress.  I've never been inside any of the planes that flew in WWII, and the dangerous conditions that they flew in are pretty incredible.  Our guide said that her father flew a B17 on 32 missions and came out alive - lucky man!









Our last trip was to the George Patton Museum, which is in Chiraco Summit  (about 50 miles away).  The museum is at the site of the Desert Training Center at Camp Young where Patton trained troops for desert warfare during World War II.

George Patton Museum

The Cathedral at George Patton Museum, Indio CA

Two of my sons and their families visited us last week, and it was great to see them all.  We had a terrific time just relaxing and hanging out.  Hopefully we can have a reunion again next year.  This is a good meeting point, since one lives in Arizona and one lives in California.

I'll be sorry to leave the Sands, but look forward to returning next year.

Sunset at the Sands

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