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#Weekendcoffeeshare in Desert Hot Springs

February 21, 2015 11 Comments

#Weekendcoffeeshare

#Weekendcoffeeshare

This week people are tired of being cold, so I have thought of a good way to warm up and meet for coffee at the same time. We will use our terry cloth transporter cloaks and magical bathing suits  (we all look very good in these) to visit Desert Hot Springs, California. We will sit in warm and hot pools right on top of the San Andreas fault and ask the poolside server to bring our drinks to us in the water. We are going to spa down today, my friends, and feel much better for it.  We will soak in the sun and the minerals in the soaking pools at Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel, possibly the most bizarre place in the universe.  Since this is a day trip I think this is the very best place to be in town to meet. I look forward to listening to your stories of the week.  Mine has been easy.  My dog has taken a positive turn in her health, which makes our family happy.  She still has some frailty, but is not suffering.   We are feel lucky to spend more time with her in good spirit and decent health. She is in her doghouse resting, so she will not even notice I have flown to California for a while.

If we had an overnight I might consider one of the small mineral water hotels with more privacy, but for coffee and a sun tan this is a funky fabulous world I know you will love.  There are Russians and eastern Euros here every time I come, and I expect to hear some Canadian snowbirds in the crowd too.  There is such a demand from the Russians that the weekend servers speak Russian and take care of the customers in their own language.  For some reason the eastern Euro/Russian spa bunnies prefer this older vintage style hotel.   The sister spa next door is very popular with Korean mineral water lovers.  Both groups are fun to watch for fashion thrills.  You will see some bathing suits that you know for sure have not been purchased in the US.  Since we are wearing magic (digital) suits, it is okay to copy one that you like and wear it home.  Make sure you fill up your drinking water bottles because the town has sweet, untreated drinking water that wins competitions and comes right out of every tap.  It is delicious, and you need to stay hydrated while you soak.

When we are relaxed and warmed to the bone, I hope you will visit the museum up the hill that will show the story of the discovery of the special wells that made this historic spa famous.  The other wonderful sight to see before you leave is Joshua Tree National Monument, just a few miles up the road.  It is popular with rock climbers for the vertical challenge and spectacular views.  Desert wild flowers will be in bloom now at different elevations, flashing intense saturated colors.  I wish you a safe and happy flight to your destination.  Thanks for dropping in on our spa coffee break.

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