Palm Springs in May

School was off for 4 days during the Memorial Day weekend, Friday to Monday. Husband didn’t take off on Friday so my son and I stayed home. On Saturday, we had a BBQ with my in-laws. For Sunday, we drove out to Palm Springs to experience the hot dessert feel in May. It was overcast when we left Irvine. Once we hit 91 freeway, the sun was out. I guess it was about 5 to 10 degrees cooler in Irvine.

This was an impromptu trip. I wanted to go to the Dessert Hill Outlet for the Memorial Day Sales weekend, which we did before we drove to Palm Springs. Let’s not bored you with my shopping spree unless you want to listen to it (please comment if you want to see what I bought).

It was already 2pm when we I was done with the shopping.  We drove to Palm Springs to visit the downtown.  As soon as we opened the door after my husband parked the car, the 100 degree heat welcomed our arrival to downtown.  After walking just one block, my husband and son decided that they would return to the car and drive nearer to the “Forever Marilyn” sculpture.

However, the sculpture wasn’t there at the corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way.  We were disappointed.  They already removed the 26 feet tall “Forever Marilyn” sculpture on April 1st, 2014.  The sculpture was moved on a flat-bed truck on from Palm Springs, California to its new home at Hamilton, New Jersey.

Palm Springs in May
Picture credit: http://palmsprings.com/marilyn-monroe-statue/index.html

The heat was getting really bad.  My black DSLR camera was hot to touch.  But I did manage to take several pictures as I continued my walk towards the Lulu California Bistro down the street.

Palm Springs in May
Palm trees!!
Palm Springs in May
North Palm Canyon
Palm Springs in May
Some shops downtown Palm Springs
Palm Springs in May
A bright orange sculpture of a bicycle

I would prefer to return to Palm Springs in the cooler weather, may be winter or spring. I am just too pampered with the nice weather in Irvine that I don’t think I will be back here again in Summer.

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