The Palm Desert Zoo and Desert Garden is pretty bad-ass. I recommend it.
More info on the Living Desert. If you click on the Trails and Wildlife tab it will tell you about the different trails and such.
I watched you tubes on Integratron on Friday night. Several in fact. I'm going to have to go at some point. I would love to explore Joshua Tree do hiking too but after camping a weekend at Coachella probably won't be ideal for me.
So, first off, I would like some restaurant recomendations in either Palm Springs or Indio. Any kind really, just something that is good, but relatively affordable.
Second, I am thinking of doing this Thursday morning...
And then doing one of these (leaning towards the dinosaurs) on Monday, after the fest.
Also, Becky really wants to visit this...
Also, I was planning on booking the INTEGRATRON pretty soon. I don't want it to book up on us. Anyone who wants in on it, should contact Courtney or I sometime soon.
We may be interested in Dinos or Crochet museum on Monday. Or rather I'd be interested in Dinos and my Coach buddy would be interested in Crochet museum.
What day are you planning for the integratron? I could use some of those healing vibes.
Yessss Steve I hope you come.
Josh, sorry I suck that I didn't respond to your message. I am worried that I might not be able to do this because I am already taking so much time off with all my grad school visits and interviews. But if you want to book and include me in your numbers, I'll be happy to chip in the $25 or whatever even if I end up not being able to come.
I'm down for the hike and some other side diversion if it's Thursday (the 12th) or on the Monday or Tuesday between weekends.
As for food, there's so many choices between Indio and Palm springs I don't know where to start. So many things tailored to different tastes.
One of my favorites is Pinnochio b/c the drinks are dirt cheap and the food is good for the price. http://www.pinocchiops.com/
Looks like we are doing the hike Tuesday morning. Thanks for the suggestion! And you are more than welcome to join.
And I love cheap drinks and good food. I will definitely look into Pinnochio's for one of the nights we are there.
This place has probably already been mentioned in here, but Salvation Mountain is about 45 minutes from Indio. Mr. Knight just passed away. It will be interesting to see how well the place gets preserved.
Also, for those of you driving east on the 10 . . . Just before Date Palm not far beyond the windmills there is a billboard for a woman named Jackie Houston. She just passed away in September. My mother in law was once married to her brother. She looks like Tammy Faye and was a local Palm Springs "celebrity." it's bright pink and creepy. Enjoy. I hope it's still there in April.
I had heard about Salvation Mountain before, but thank you for bringing it up in this thread. I did not know he had passed away though, that is sad. I hope there are some people who keep up the maintenance on the mountain. Is that 45 minutes east of Indio, towards Joshua Tree, or North, towards Yucca Valley?
And I agree with Zack. Moar plz.
It's in Niland which I guess is south of the 10.
Vintage video of the hike, back in the golden years.
I usually check out the Coachella Valley Preserve when I arrive, if it's not too hot out...
This oasis is located right on the San Andreas fault and is fed by an aquifer resulting from the fault. Despite all the palm trees you see around So Cal, this is our only native palm, California fan palm Washingtonia filifera
the desert wash habitat is home to many reptiles, like this sidewinder we almost stepped on
food for horned lizard
western side-blotched lizard
"Life continues to work on his artwork and is currently working on the Shady Lane Mural, which is the largest graffiti art project ever to be created in the U.S.. Stretching 1000 ft. the Shady Lane Mural will feature the skills of many other desert graffiti artist and artist from the state. Created to show the history of the hispanic culture through out North America, the mural will chronologically show the major historic periods dealing with the Hispanic culture (i.e. the Aztec and Spanard conquest, Mexico Independence, the farm workers movement with Ceaser Chavez, and many more) ."
"Give me women, wine and snuff
Until I cry out 'hold, enough!"
Frank Sinatra! Frederick Loewe! Sono Bono! All dead!
"Before I go further, I will admit I got this idea, and the next one, from the Anthony Bourdain episode of No Reservations where Josh Homme serves as his guide."
After watching this episode my husband and I did the entire tour last January. What an amazing experience!
I am flying into Ontario early Thursday morning. I will be renting a car. Needless to say, I will have quite a bit of time to kill (I'm staying in Palm Springs).
My question: Would it be a good idea to drive to LA and spend some time there? How far is the drive from Ontario? Is traffic pretty bad at times?
We're here to play some Mississippi Delta Blues. We're in a horrible depression, and I gotta admit - we're starting to like it.