As I write this, it is the eve of New Year’s Eve. (Side note: I was looking at an online calendar the other day: “Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day, Jan. 2 – Day After New Year’s Eve”. Huh? Now there’s someone with a firm grasp of the obvious – which is a comment I always wanted to put on some student’s report card.)
I have decided I really like to write – but let’s face it, day to day life in PoCo is not all that scintillating. Thus, I have been struggling with what to write about. Our sporadic travels may provide some opportunity, but on an ongoing basis? I tried the social awareness, important issues of the day schtick, but that lasted about the lifespan of a gastrotich. I am not sure that in North America I can get away with my topics from Asia. There may very well be law suits involved. If you have any “write about this ideas” PLEASE send them to me – otherwise my ink may dry up.
So, at least for now, I fall back to the travel thing. If you have been reading my diatribes/senseless ramblings lately, you know that we are presently in Palm Springs. (Side note: Really it is Rancho Mirage. Can anyone give me any justification/ rationalization for all these cities? Why don’t they amalgamate and SAVE money? Just a few statistics for you.)
|Desert Hot Springs||25,938|
|Coachella Valley Cities Total||346,518|
Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,978 (it was $35,659 in 2000)
Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,519 (it was $14,193 in 2000)
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $183,341 (it was $104,700 in 2000)
Hispanic population approximates 80%
Today Terry and I climbed a mountain. Okay, we hiked a tall hill.We took the South Lykken Trail almost to the top. 7100 paces up and down, 24 switchback turns, 900 feet of elevation, 45 minutes up and 40 minutes down. Tonight we will hit the hot tub to soothe our aching muscles.
This guy – oh this guy. As mentioned, we hiked up for 45 minutes. Just after we reached our top we see this gentleman. He has JOGGED – yes jogged – up, he goes past us about 50 yards and turns around starts down. Terry figures he was on his break from the Car Wash, since that was the shirt he was wearing.
Boxing Day morning at 8 am I was in Albertsons to get yogurt and granola. There were 6 staff restocking the wine shelves. These cartons are some of the remnants.
Need your flu shot? Welcome to Albertsons.
Also played a little golf on Boxing Day. Windy?