January 19 2022
Traversed the Mojave Desert this week to Desert Hot Springs, driving over via I-10 last Wednesday and then back today, via Joshua Tree, 29 Palms, Vidal Junction, Parker, Hope, Wickenburg and home. I love this latter route because its the same route Wyatt and Josie took every winter from Los Angeles out to their Happy Day Mine west of Parker, Arizona. They made this trip by wagon for 22 years. That's how much they loved it out on the Mojave Desert.
Wyatt Earp Passed By Here
Stopped to take the above photo, because I dig those shadows, and then I turned the lense around to capture the Flex and the sign.
We stayed seven days and seven nights at the Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa Oasis in Desert Hot Springs, California and we were treated royally by the entire staff and crew.
Thanks to Kathy I received a massage every day for seven days. Four of those delightful massages were from this amazing woman, Mercedes, who beat me up pretty good the first two days. But I needed it and as she told me, she needed to unfreeze my shoulders, and that she did!
Man, I needed this. Thank you Mercedes. Thank you Azure Palm Spa and thank you Kathy Sue. Love you all.
"Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations."
—Old Vaquero Saying