Hot, Prickly, and Beautiful.

I’m talking about the desert, of course.

A desert I visited for the first time.

It was for my birthday trip (the big 4-0). A week-long whirlwind vacation paradise that I didn’t get a chance to post about – I can’t believe it’s been a year – until now.

And a year ago tomorrow, this is where I welcomed a new century. My day of 40 in the beautiful desert of Palm Springs.


A desert is a place without expectation.
-Nadine Gordimer

Now you have seen where I spent the first half of my special day. The next half, I spent on a mountaintop.

To be continued……