We learned that every Thursday evening in Palm Springs there is a street fair with hundreds of vendors, called Villagefest. Palm Springs is known as a playground for the rich and famous – we saw no-one famous but plenty of people with money! We were laughing that we’d stepped out of the WalMart zone and into the boutique zone! It was neat to see all of the little shops with all their cool, different wares. We enjoyed walking through the market, we loved all of the stalls but of course we couldn’t buy anything: no space, too heavy, not enough money!
We ate at – wait for it – CPK (California Pizza Kitchen)! It’s a chain restaurant but they have the best pear and Gorgonzola pizza with salad greens – it’s SO good and it wouldn’t be right not to eat there while we were actually in California – right?! Anyway, everyone was happy: good food and for the kids, even better desserts – can you go wrong with an M&M Haagan Daas ice cream sundae??
As we drove back home up the valley, the wind was insane! The truck was really getting buffeted, the windmills were working their magic, tumbleweed balls were flying across the road (so cool!) and we drove through a couple of sandstorms – should you use your wipers to try and see through a sand-blasted windscreen?! We were so relieved not to have the camper attached!
States visited: 49!
visited 49 states (98%)
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Miles driven so far -
LOOP 1 (Aug 2009 - Aug 2010): 29,000
LOOP 2 (May - August 2012): 10,800
Highest altitude with camper: 11,158ft (I-70, CO)