we visited a true garden of cacti delight while in palm springs. a wonderland of textures, shapes, color. if you get out here on a regular basis you've probably been to the moorten botanical garden, but if not, mark it down on your "must do" list. clark moorten the proprietor is a delight. california's beloved huell howser broadcast from here on more than one occasion so you know the quirk factor is going to be high, and the fancy schmancy factor low. i visited last nearly 20 years ago so it was good to come back and ramble around. i picked up a couple of little cacti from the nursery for the garden.
i'm going to miss paddling around the warm pool in the mornings and dipping into the bubbling jacuzzi every night. it does comfort me though knowing palm springs is only a couple of hours east.
p.s. carol & i saw air force one (!) at the airport this morning. president obama was on his own retreat in PS this weekend!