Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thanksgiving in Palm Springs!!!!



Finally...after over a year...We get to take Retro Rita out for a week in Palm Springs!!!
Since our last adventure...we moved to Lake County...with the Most Amazing Lake View EVER!!! 




The Summer was Way Too Hot...but worth the move for the House and View!!

It's cooling down in the Oaks where we live now, so going to Palm Springs was the Thing to do for Thanksgiving....Soooo...Here We Go.....!!!
(Tire cover from Neighbor Friend Lynn)

All hitched up...we are off on the long road to the Springs....

It rained most of the way...and although it did... I got to tow the Shasta for the first time with the Jeep....Perfect duo...and smooth towing!!

We took two days to get to Palm Springs...going 55 definitely lengthens any trip....but worth it for easy cruzin!!


Got to Sunny Palm Springs around 12:30pm on Monday...stopped for a bite before heading to the Happy Traveler RV Park...

Soo many Fab Mid Century Houses...More Tours soon!

And...here we are...set up at the RV park...it's tight, but quiet and private...
It has everything ...laundry, WiFi...and a Pool....
 





Stephen had his Awning room all set up...Coffee maker, Bed and his Piano....Happy Camper!!



The weather was soo much warmer than what we left behind...and we came at the Perfect time where the Temp would be in the mid to high 70's! 
All is calm at the Park.....and Quiet!!

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~Tuesday ~

Today was a Full day....We took a few tours (on our own) of a few Mid Century neighborhoods....

       Check out these Baby's! Soooo Sharp...Soooo Clean, Soooo Minimal and Soooo HOT!!!!

 Love the Signs on the Little Community Houses!



These houses went for Blocks....
and Looked Surreal!!




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Soo...we heard Frank Sinatra had a House here...We took Rudy and Rita to see it...and WOW...What an Awesome Spread of Mid Century Frank Style!!!


Rudy and Rita were Diggin' it... Fer Sher!!! 
And So were Weeeeeeeeee!!!!

Unfortunately...No house Tours...Although it does get rented for Big Party's and Private Events....
(Be Prepared to hand over the Pink Slip to your Car for something at Franks House!!!!)



Here is a Motel near Down Town...Cool Colors!!





On our way to have Lunch on the Main Drag...we saw a few Awesome Vintage Furniture shops....$$$$ and Not open....(Thank the Gods!!)

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We stopped for a Big bite at Trio...Super Kitchy and Yummy Food!

https://triopalmsprings.com/

 



 Love all the Design Colors...it really Keeps One alert!!!

We went for the "3-Course Prix Fixe Menu" for 19.95 per person...
What a Yummy Deal!

 Soy Ceviche &
Deep Fried Artichoke Hearts


Cocktails...
Trio Angus Burger & Australian Sole


Trio Bread Pudding and Ice cream Sunday!
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It's Time for a walk on the Strip....
 Saw a little of this and that...


 


One of my Fave Shops with soo much Nifty Stuff...
~Just Modern~


 Okay.....Sensor Overload.....For Me-Anyway!!!

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After driving, Eating and walking around...we went back to our Shasta to enjoy our own Little 
Do-Wah-Didy!!!
It was Sunny and warm all day...Perfect weather for sight seeing and enjoying Fun Food!

While Stephen Chilled at the Shasta for the Eve...I went to the Cinema to Finally see Dr Strange...
And Yes...It Was Strange...and Exciting!
After the Movie...it was dark, so I decided to take a drive through a Mid Century Neighborhood to see all the Dramatic Lighting you can only see at night....
Soo...Here you go...Your Welcome!!!!

 






 
 Ohhhh....And the last one is Ours!!! ;-)
Yes...A Super Full and Wonderful Day!
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~Wednesday~

After Breakfast...We got out to Venture into the Shag Store...One of the top 3 things I wanted to do!

www.shag.com 




Yeah Baby....It's Shagadellic!!!




 Rockin' the Mod Pillows!


Check out Shag.com for more information!
It's seriously Groovy!!



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After hittin' The Shag Store...
Stephen hung out at the Shasta while I went thrifting and checking out more houses...

Found another Mid Century Neighborhood and 
took Pictures...
Just Beautiful...








Found a few Nifty things at the thrift shops, But the $6.00 Retro Howdy-Doody was my Favorite!


 After coming back to share my adventures...we had Dinner in the Shasta....
And Yes, it's More Fun in the Shasta!
 BBQ Pork chops with apple cider BBQ Sauce...
Yum!



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Thanksgiving Day

 After Breakfast, we took Rudy and Rita to the Pool...
It was Sunny and warm...and if we didn't have our day already planned...we would all go for a Dip...

Hey Rita....This is Awesome! Can you Believe we are in Palm Springs...?







Yes Rudy....Now sit back and enjoy....

 Hey Rita....Look...there's a Mini Pool behind us....


 Rudy....It's a Hot Tub...
which means It's Hot...
Why would you want to go into that right now????





Well...it Looks Cool...and Blue.....








This would be great for early Mornings and later evenings....





Well...it's Thanksgiving today and we are going to see the Elvis Estate next.... So...Say Tally-Ho...and away We Go!!






It was Cool to be by the Pool!!!!
 Pool Side
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Elvis had two houses in palm Springs, 
this Estate and the Honeymoon House...
We came by and he wasn't here...
I think he's in Vegas!! 
Rudy and Rita say Hi!!



 Haaaaaaayyyyy!!!

Here is a Pan of the Estate...

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A few Big Estates on the road to Elvis's house..
 













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More Houses in a nearby Neighborhood

 





















 Another Fun Filled day...and We are Thankful!










Back at the Park-Sted, we BBQd some Tri Tip, and Chicken...
and with all the fixins'...We had a Filling Thanksgiving Feast!


 We watched "Big Eyes" for our Movie...Good Movie, By the way...
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 
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Black Friday....

Our last day in Palm Springs....we are heading home Saturday....

Stephen decided to Chillax at the Shasta while I made a day of seeing more around Palm Springs... 










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^ This House with this Car!!
























 During Cruising a few neighborhoods...
I caught a Roadrunner Ruckus on a corner Yard... 
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I heard there was a Art Fair off the main st, so I went to check it out!









 Checked out the Strip again, Shops, Cafe's and all things Bright and Wonderful!!


 Nifty Sign...
Sooo...That was a full day for me....
I Love Palm Springs...But wouldn't give it up for the House and View we have off the Lake!!
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Saturday..........

 It's getting cloudy...expected light rain..

Awning down....

All packed up....

All Hitched up....and Ready to Roll...

Passing the wind mills...
Some say they are ugly...
I say it's a functional Art installation!!!

 Had to stop to see the Dino's!
 Truly Fun and Awesome!
 After the Amazing time in Palm Springs, I am Grateful I got to see it and all the Spectacular Mid Century Houses, the Shag Store and lifestyle Soo admired by many...

Thank you for joining us on our Thanksgiving Journey to the Palms...!
Till the Next time...Cheerios!

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