Favorite thing: Always carry a water bottle with you and keep hydrated. I found when I first moved to the Desert I was getting headaches and it was because I wasn't hydrated enough. Enjoy the desert and drink plenty of water!
play golf. Palm Desert/Palm Springs is the west coast version of Florida. Built in the desert about 2 hours outside LA, the area has some of the finest courses in the country....in fact Golf Magazine rated 4 of the courses in the top 100. The weather is hot and dry, and the desert sunsets are spectacular.
Fondest memory: Playing 36 holes of championship golf with a couple great friends on the Bermuda Dunes and PGA West courses (Stadium Course) in the span of 24 hours. If you want to test your ability (and patience), play a Pete Dye course. It will humble even the best.