We left Gallup Holiday Inn at approx. 0900 heading south and west to palm Springs. This drive will take us through New Mexico, Arizona and destination Palm Springs Views from the parking Lot Temp 42 F Car windshield Iced up scrape scrape and away we go… First stop Gas Up we gassed up on the reservation. Off we go and the scenery is AWESOME ha ha Bob and I discussed this word at length. and voted against using it. We see the signs in Arizona about the Largest Petrified Tree in the world…aptly named Geronimo as we travelled ” Route 66 ” Petrified trees with Geronimo standing Tall. Naturally being a dog Sasha had to check out the trees. Bob checked out the trading post We entered and Bob met a Local…Not sure if they were discussing how much they would get for my Scalp? Apparently not enough ! ! ! ! It is amazing to see the colours and Cacti growth on petrified logs. Enter the Trading Post: Watch out for the Lizards: and the Dinosaurs on the side of the highway… Sasha watches and checks out the route and the best place to stop for a tree break. As Bob drove through the mountains up to an Altitude of 7460 feet then down to 1800 Ft the Temp rose to 70 F Time for Short Shorts Nice Knees if I say so myself. Arrived hotel Palm Springs spoke to Mel ( Limey) and Irene we meet tomorrow for Thanksgiving Lunch. To be continued……Up early and this is the view from our Hotel. Bobby checking out the fruits of the Tree. As we walked about before leaving we saw some Road Runners Beep Beep But no Wiley Coyote ? ? ? ?? ? The Summit after 60 years Bob and Mel meet up in Sunny California The gang before refreshments on the Patio. On the Patio Cacti with long spikes B Bobby sharing a joke with Santa, and singing Carols. After a wonderful Thanksgiving meal we headed back to ” Hacienda Limey “ Where the welcome MAT is always out. A great big Thank You to Mel and Irene for a super visit. Also to Dawson Sasha says Thanks for the food. We head for LA tomorrow and that ain’t Leduc Alberta. Los Angeles. 92 minutes driving through the mountains , . Bob arrives at his cousins Hoose, Cissie lived in Toronto on Pacific Avenue. She fondly remembers my younger brother Georgie. She told me how nice a boy he was with her son Gordon as best pals for a few years till they moved to California. Tales of my brother that I had never heard befor. What a lovely welcome and a great complex for Seniors. Lemon Trees, Orange and Fig trees as well as Hibiscus and my favourites Bird of Paradise Flowers. Here are Cissie and Bob buzzin cousins and some scenes of the Flora around Cissies House………
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Natures Bounty on the door step >>>>>> Off to dinner at a great Burger Joint easy menu if you take the kids>>>> Burgers plain or with cheese, single or double patty, Fries pop and Milkshakes that’s it. A great meal with no major decision making.
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