Palm Springs

by Avant C

   

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I can’t believe how time flies. It’s already the middle of the year, and we have been working non-stop and needed to take a break. We decided to head down South to Palm Springs, where we experienced the amazing art by Leonard Knight, known as Salvation Mountain. We were not only visually bombarded with all these shapes and colors, but we were also able to touch and even climb to the top of this art installation of love.

When in Palm Springs, it’s inevitable not to head over to Joshua Tree. I was expecting a few desert foliage and rocks, but the formation of the boulders and the character of the Joshua tree really blew my mind. Nature’s art never ceases to amaze me, but it also made us hungry, so we headed over to Elmer’s for some German pancakes, yum! Then the desert heat inspired us to head over to Koffi, where we indulged ourselves with some frozen lattes and mochas. We had to walk that off in downtown, where we enjoyed the crowd and did some window shopping.

The next morning, we made our way up in the Aerial Tramway. The ride up was a bit nerve wracking, for me anyway, but I soon forgot all about that and the fact that I would have to do it all over again back down, when I saw the breathtaking view. The dual view of the stillness of the valley below and the mountainous range above was unforgettable.

This trip would not have been complete without the outdoor dining underneath the stars at Birba, where pizza with homemade sausage, mushroom, and onion by the fire pit did not disappoint.

And now, on to more food; that is brunch at Cheeky’s, where the wait was long but their bacon bar was worth the wait. Yes, bacon bar, where they serve five different flavors of bacon to you on one plate.

This getaway was well worth it, both mentally and physically, so whether you are doing a culinary tour, an adventurous trek through the rain forest, or just some R&R on the beach, remember to soak in your surroundings and enjoy the moment because we do live in a beautiful world.

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