Palm Desert, California (a little taste of home)

posted Mar 10, 2011, 2:33 PM by Darren Cannell   [ updated Mar 11, 2011, 5:15 PM ]
I must say that spending the week in the USA was a little bit of heaven.  Having all of the comforts of home, driving on the correct side of the road, no language barriers, a Walmart Supercentre close by and a view to die for, what’s not to like.  The mountains were covered in snow in the higher elevations the whole time we were in Palm Desert and we had the most amazing view out our living room window and the two balconies.  I could have certainly settled in there for another month.  My in-laws were with us almost the whole time and they are a lot of fun so it was a great week.  I walked down to the fitness centre at the Marriott every day and jogged and worked out.  Dax and I slept in every single day to overcome the jetlag.  Darren sleeps in every day so this was not a stretch.  We went shopping once to TJ MAXX and bought myself some shoes to send home with the in-laws.  I will do my big shopping trips in Phoenix and New York at the end of our journey when I can handle the extra weight in my bags.  We went to a really bad movie called Gnomeo and Juliet and just generally hung out and visited with Mel and Mary.  We have been to Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage before so we know the area fairly well and have already done many site seeing things here in the past.  You do not know how wonderful it was to sit for one week in a lovely, warm place like Palm Desert and not have a need to go see anything

Palm Desert, California

Today we are flying to Mexico City to overnight and then catch an early flight tomorrow morning to Buenos Aires.  We will meet up with my 3 sisters who I have not seen since our Father’s funeral in early November.  It is going to be fun!