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Desert Hot Springs: no kids please

November 26, 2007

I am writing from the HIghlander in Desert Hot Springs, CA, about 3o minutes from downtown Palm Springs, 2 hours from downtown LA, about an hour from incredible wildflowers in Joshua Tree National Park, about 30 minutes from Coachella Music Festival.

I’ve stayed in various funky 50s style motels here in the last 10 years (it’s awesome to soak in teh mineral water and soak up the stars after being immersed in music at Coachella) but we have done other adventures since 2003 and somehow missed out on the way the place has changed. The places I used to stay at are closed or under renovation, and the newly renovated places are great–but NONE of them take kids! We spent almost 3 hours trying to find one where we wanted to stay where we could stay!!

Finally, the woman here took pity–as long as we didn’t bring our son near the pool area! So we have some really nice digs–our own jacuzzi pool on our own patio even with absolutely the best views around. The shower is 50’s pink and black tile but other than that it’s all redone. The place is wildy groovy and has wireless… in the lobby.

So now it’s time to head back for a nice long soak…

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