I was able to get up close and personal to a Windmill
These things just mesmerize me!
I took this photo on the East side of the I-110 freeway.
Look at the size of the trucks and then look at the Windmills
I walked out a ways into the desert to snap this picture
They go on and on and on in the desert of Coachella Valley
Look above and past the Windmills in the foreground to the left especially.
They go all the way back up the hills as well as being abundant in the valley.
There are hundreds and hundreds of Windmills in The Coachella Valley.
This photo was taken on the West side of the I-110 and a bit closer.
The Boarding Dock at The Valley Station in Palm Springs
heading up the San Jacinto Mountain
Can you see the Boarding Dock below?
Passing another tram on it's way back down.
The Trams rotate 360 degrees twice as you move up or down the mountain
Almost to the top.
is the Valley Station
Most of the mountain is solid granite. It was beautiful.
New countertops anyone?
That's Palm Springs from about 6,000 feet up the mountain
Finally! 8,500 feet up the mountain.
The views are breath taking!
Can you find the Valley Station below?
Look in the right hand corner of the picture. That's Palm Springs.
Once up to the top, I zoomed my camera lens for a closer look at Palm Springs
Taken from the very tip top of the viewing platform which is reached by
climbing about 100 stairs to the top of the mountain.
A scarry trip!
From the top I took this picture of
my Darling Husband!
(in a harness after shoulder surgery)
This is a view of the mountain range out the back of
The Mountain Station at the top....
directly opposite Palm Springs
There are over 670 acres of National Forest Service land to
hike, picnic and camp on. Simply Beautiful!
This is a picture of Becky and Matt from Maine.
They rode the tram up the mountain with the other 78 of us. When we were at the top and on the platform, Matt proposed marriage to this adorable young lady. They receive a round of applause and
many requests of picture taking. Can you tell that she's crying? A very sweet and memorable time for these complete strangers to share with each other and all the rest of their Tram-mates.
We all enjoyed this sweet touch to our trip up the mountain!
To add to a most perfect trip, this little Gray Digger followed me around.
How did he know I love wildlife in any form?
To all my dear California friends and family: There is so much beauty everywhere I turn here. You are truly blessed to live in this enchanted land of sun and fun. We thank you for offering much to
do, much to see and many to love. Thank you for sharing your magical land with me.