Palm Desert, CA

April 24-26, 2004

Living in the Lap of Someone Else's Luxury

Having spent the preceding three months in a state of high emotional instability, and the previous two days moving into our house in San Diego, we were grateful for the opportunity to completely disengage our brains for the weekend courtesy of our friends Ron and Pati, who are part owners of a luxury villa adjacent to a golf course in a gated community in the Palm Desert resort community.  (Palm Desert is a few miles south of Palm Springs and is home to a host of assorted Bob Hope-esque celebrity golfer types.)  The previous weekend we had made an astro-pilgrimage to the famous Mt. Palomar observatory, and this batch of pictures includes that as well.

There is little to report, save that we shot about 109 on two holes of golf; it was a lounge-in-the-pool weekend.  On the return trip, we took the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which takes you in a rotating cable car up to 8500' for a panoramic view of the desert valley, and drove past a number of unearthly wind power farms.

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