A lazy weekend in Palm Springs
We have had such a spell of cold, wet weather that we just wanted a weekend to be warm and dry. Palm Springs beckoned. There was a tremendous wildflower bloom along I-15. We went through Temecula and were surprised to see snow on the ground at the Santa Rosa pass and the San Jacinto mountains were covered with snow.
We stopped at the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. There is a small visitors center with helpful rangers, a museum, a tortoise and garden path. There are also nice restrooms. It is worth a stop.
We stayed at the Westin Rancho Mirage - a nice resort with plenty of amenities. We always eat at the Pink Cabana at the Sands Hotel for our first evening. The interior of the lobby was designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, who is a well-known interior decorator. The design style is a fresh take Moroccan tile work. The Pink Cabana has a very interesting menu and great food.