Thank you Tom for driving us to the National park.
What a great day. It was such a terrific experience .
They own a house at Lake Mirage in Rancho Mirage about 1/2 hr drive away. It’s set around a lake and has a pool out the front of the house. All very swish .
There were other people there – all very friendly though a certain gentleman nearly bored the socks off me! Lynne was very naughty and kept asking questions to change the direction of the conversation but that just set him off on another long story.
The Calgarians head to the Palm Valley area like we head to the coast. They play tennis, golf , shop , ride bikes and generally hang out like we do at the coast- though probably a little more active and energetic.
So home and to bed!
We had a good breakfast and armed with water bottles and credit cards headed off to the center about 1/2 hr away. It was the biggest center I have seen …. All painted desert colours. And wow the selection of shops was amazing.
We in Australia just don’t know what outlet shopping is like. It’s set up so well. It’s cheap, it’s clean and it’s not full of rubbish . I could have done even more damage than I did.
Just a few shoes- but medical ones for my poor feet! That’s what I call Ecco shoes and some lovely Cole Hann loafer type and some pewter wedges. I found a new linen jacket for Steve! Glasses for Rob and Brendan, two pants ( Anne Taylor) red jeans and linen ones from DKNY. A
Then visited a few galleries and lunch at Wolfgang Puck’s new restaurant. Delicious Kale salad. we then hit the shops again Macy’s and lucky me found a dress to wear to my niece’s wedding. A Calvin Klein black and yellow number. I tried on about 8 dresses and finally the last one was a winner. It’s straight through with black panels on the side and black yellow and white.
We got home and met Lynne and Toms friends Audrey and Jim. Jim Tom and Audrey were all at Primary school together. Jim is even taller than Tom!
Went to bed and tried to sleep the whole night through!