Monday, March 18, 2013

Photo-diary of a weary traveler

Last I posted, we were headed to Monahans to see the Sand Dunes.  Well, we did that and MUCH more. 

Sand dunes on cool morning
Hueco Tanks hike/climb

Hueco Tanks 100's of ancient pictographs

And yucca, of course

After Hueco Tanks we drove to Las Cruces where we spent the night.  Headed to Tucson the next day where we explored the Sonoran Desert
Sonoran Desert drive

We continued on to Yuma for the night before continuing our drive into California.  Dave had never seen the Salton Sea before so, of course, that's where we headed next.
Salton Sea
Birding on the Salton Sea...spring flyway!
Sonoran Desert that I can seem to get to move above.
Palm Spring is Mid Century Modern heaven.

Ever onward, we headed to Palm Springs.  This pic shot out the window captures a panorama of wind farms.  Not the first 'flight of farms' we'd seen.  The whole of W Texas is full.  There is a huge energy boom going on there.  (e.g. the Holiday Inn that we DIDN'T stay in wanted $300 for a night!!  Holiday Inn? in Odessa? NOT!  However, we had to go to Motel 6 to find a night's stay that fit into our budget.  Heck, for $300 I want to be in NYC or San Francisco.)

In Palm Springs we toured some incredible neighborhoods replete with all those architects' names that you studied in school.  Wow!

So little wonder that the shops feature wonderful mid-century furniture.  Oh, I wish we had room for the Eames chair and round coffee table we spied.  And how about this Platner chair and ottoman?  Oh, I can so see this in my room.

Today we are exploring more in Palm Springs.  We haven't decided exactly what we are doing tomorrow.  Heading North...will probably skip LA and head over to Santa Barbara and continue up 101.  I understand there is an art quilt exhibit in Santa Clarita.  We'll see.


  1. Great adventures Diane - keep the pics coming!

  2. Thanks for sharing some pics of your road trip. Have fun!