We have now arrived in Palm Springs. Our accommodation is set in lovely grounds and we have a view of the pool from the kitchen window. We also have hummingbirds come and visit most days!Today we thought we would visit El Paseo Shopping area, which is one of our favourite high streets in the area. Below are a couple of the sculptures along the street.
As we were driving around yesterday, familiarising ourselves with the area, we came across Civic Centre Park. It is not somewhere we have been before, so we thought we would have a stroll around it today…it was really nice. We have since learned that it is the largest of Palm Deserts parks.
(He’s not real!)
For some reason this little Heron came running towards us, and then stood in front of us for ages.
Our last stop at the park was the Desert Holocaust Memorial which we both found really interesting.
These are replicas of the posts that carried electrified barbed wire around the camps.
Heading down to Palm Springs for our winter break, we had to make the obligatory stop off in Vegas.
Last year we saw this wheel being built. It is very odd seeing something so similar to the London Eye in the middle of Vegas. However, at more than 100 ft taller than the London Eye, this is currently the worlds tallest ferris wheel.
This year though it was up and running so we decided to take a trip on it. The pictures aren’t great due to the reflections, but you get the idea!
After the wheel we spent some time shopping and sightseeing along the Strip. Below is this years Christmas display at the Venetian.
After all that walking we needed some food and a sit down. We thought we would give Guy Fieri’s place a go – what a burger! Because it was Guy’s we felt justified in squashing it down and shoving it our faces!
Another special day in Vegas!