Palm Springs, California

It’s no mystery why so many people come to Palm Springs during the North America winter.  While much of the country is suffering through the latest polar vortex, Palm Springs is framed by brilliant blue sky, the dark mountains rising behind the town contrasted with the bright green grass of the golf courses and the profusion of flowering plants and shrubs.  And of course, there are the palm trees.

Marilyn Monroe sculpture

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Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs is a favorite destination for the “snow birds” when they want to flee the cold and snow.  I’m not sure if the volume of visitors is lower this year since the US has not experienced much harsh winter weather so far this winter.  But the town seemed pretty busy when we visited for a few days at the end of January.  We got into the spirit of things by checking out the happy hour snacks at the Village Pub.

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