Cahuilla Gardian of Hoofed Animal
There once was a deity named Pemtemwhaha. He was powerful and respected deity who protected bighorn sheep, antelope, and deer. In the past, traditional Bird Singers would perform songs and Cahuilla shamans performed ceremonies to respect this deity.
This is a public art program to increase the awareness of the plight of the endangered peninsular Bighorn Sheep of the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains.
If you have not already notices, these wonderful pieces of art are located in many locations of Palms Springs and outside of Palm Springs. Look around, one might be staring you down. They are beautiful pieces of art.
This one is located in:
AGUA CALIENTE CULTURAL MUSEUM
Winter: Sept 3 – May 27
Wed –Sat 10am-5pm
Summer: May 28-Sept 2
Friday – Sat 10am-5pm
219 South Palm Canyon Drive, At the Village Green Heritage Center in downtown Palm Springs.
One of Southern California’s premier shopping destinations, the Desert Hills Premium Outlets has more than 130 of the top designers and name-brand outlets, including Coach and Gucci. Right next to it, the Cabazon Outlets has another dozen of your favorites.
This is a great place to shop and get good deals. There are somany stores here with top name brands and cheaper prices. Remember that during the holidays this place is CRAZY!
One thing I didnt know was that there areactually twoamin Outlets here. I thought it was just one big Outlet.
49500 Seminole Dr. • Cabazon, CA 92230 • 800-252-4499 Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa is located just off I-10 in Cabazon, approximately 20 minutes west of Palm Springs.
This palce is owned by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. It is hard to miss this place because it is huge and you can see it from the 10 freeway.
Another interesting thing about coming here is that you can gamble at 18 years of age rather than the usual 21yrs. Not just for gambling but also to see the shows.
"Hadley Fruit Orchards was founded by Paul and Peggy Hadley in 1931 in Banning, California. Their neighbors were the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. According to members of the Morongo tribe, Paul Hadley often provided tribal members with fruit and dates."
I took the kids to Hadleys for the first time in 2008, I had been here before many years ago. The main attractions here are the famous Date shakes and trailmix. I really like the date shakes but the kids didnt. This storehas that old time feel to it. Its a grocery story, and fast food place thats fun to stop at if you are hungry and want something different.
Many people that areging up to the San Jaciento Mountains to do some hiking like to come to Hadleysto get sme healthy snacks.
Theres a little bit of history here and somedelicious snakcs.
The store is located off the 10 Interstate, 16 miles west of Palm Springs.
Rancho Mirage is like a baby of Palm Springs. RM is smaller yet still grand like prominent PS , with dozen of golf country clubs and luxurious accomodations often frequented of US prez past and present. President Gerald Ford, who passed away in 2007, lived his final years here. His widow's legacy, Betty Ford Center, is located at the Eisenhower(Us prez) Medical Center. RM is in Riverside county and is one of the Coachella Valley 9 (cities).
Rancho Mirage town center area
DESERT HOT SPRINGS is a 20 minute ride from downtown Palm Canyon Drive in Central Palm Springs - a direct drive North on Indian Ave is really easy - Indian Avenue runs parallel to Palm Canyon Drive. Here you will find the natural hot springs that give the city its name - the Cabot Indian Pueblo Museum which is the most quaint "museum" you'll ever see - the hidaway of Al Capone, Two Bunch Palms - and nestled in the northern mountains, Mission Lakes Country Club (visitors welcomed), where you will see the most spectacular panoramic view of the entire Palm Springs/Coachella Valley. Add to this, the fact that this is the best dollar value for golf, restaurants, and accommodations - especially if you find a condo in Mission Lakes. Venture to North Palm Springs - a delightful and rewarding surprise!
The Cahuilla Indians have inhabited the area from Borrego to Riverside for more than 2000 years, an area of about 2,400 square miles. There are 10 reservations in Southern Ca. The band who settled in what is now Palm Springs are the Agua Caliente Indians. Other Cahuilla bands are the Morongo, Los Coyotes, Torres-Martinez, Cabazon and the Santa Rosa.
There may have been as many as 10,000 Cahuillas before contact with the Europeans who in 1862 brought a small pox epidemic. Only about 2,500 survived. Today there are about 290 registered Cahuillas as recorded by the tribal headquarters
The Agua Caliente band in Palm Springs collect Park fees for tourists and hikers to see the beautiful natural Palm Canyon and two other natural springs.
For more on the Agua Caliente band, visit their web site.
Around Palm Springs, driving to Joshua Tree National Park, the country is dry, with occasional small cities. The landscape is dramatic, with the bare and dry mountains that overhang the valley, mostly covered with shrubs. As soon as there is a spring or an irrigated area, the vegetation becomes abundant.
We recently drove out to the Coachella Valley Preserve. We knew the San Andreas Fault was here in our backyard, but this naturally beautiful setting really took us by surprise. It's Amazing! The San Andreas Fault is the one that people think will break off and drop California into the Pacific ocean. Water bubbles up from the ground and creates a true oasis in the desert. A trip here is so relaxing and beautiful it couldn't be dangerous.
Plus a cabin made from palm trees, history of the area, and info about native plants animals and even fish.
A nice place to hike and picnic.
There seem to be thousands of these massive, extra terrestrial looking, windmills spread out row after row as you near Palm Springs on Highway 10 coming from Los Angeles. There are really a sight to behold and are probably worth a photo stop. We had tried to get closer but there don't seem to be any roads that are open to the public so your best bet would be to book a tour which can be done in Palm Springs. This region is said to be one of the windiest regions in the world and is perfectly suited for generating power by wind thanks to these windmills.
This is a HUGE 2-day music festival that takes place on the polo fields in Indio, a 30 minute drive from Palm Springs. It usually happens during the last weekend in April so look for it then. Local music stations like 106.7 KROQ will promote from about a month before so you can get information about it then. It draws thousands of people from all over the place who like to listen to great music and chill. The weather is great, the music is amazing, and the people are chill....what more could you ask for??? You'll see bands and DJs like Beastie Boys, Weezer, White Stripes, Underworld, Chemical Brothers, Moby, Jack Johnson, Jane's Addiction, Coldplay, etc, etc....the list goes on and on! Please check my travelogue for more pictures! :)
A must see, the 'Palm Springs Follies'a vaudeville show that is spectacular. The Follies has recaputred the magic of old PS, the cast is made up of 50 and older citizens. It is truly amazing show. I used to sell tickets for this show, and it is incredible.
If the light is right, you can see the witch of the mountains. Check out local folklore about the witch!
I caught this picture early one morning as I headed out of town on Taquitz McCallum.
This route is near to palm desert when go you choise this you can view increible views, from the desert to forests.
Joshua Tree....the rock formations were just awesome. It's amazing what time and nature can form. To give you an idea of the size...the white spot in the middle of the crevice is a rock climber.