I arrived in PS at 8:30pm PST/11:30pm EST. Although I was tired, I was so excited about being in PS. It was totally dark and a little nippy outside, but no where as cold as in Detroit. I arrived at my hotel, checked in, and walked along the manicured lawn to my room. The Days Inn PS was on the budget side at $115 a night, but it was perfectly located in the northern side of town and newly renovated. The pool area was just outside my door and as I walked by, people were relaxing in the heated Jacuzzi. I was starving so I walked about 10 minutes up the road to Del Taco and devoured a burrito. I went to bed in a king size bed so excited about being in my favorite state and looking forward to the next day's event.
|My room 324 was just straight ahead on this small path.|
For my short visit to PS, I was to attend the festival awards gala, spend time with my friends, shop, walk about, and watch one movie. The select pictures after this cut will present my trip in a nutshell.
I don't think I could live in Palm Springs, but I will visit it regularly to escape from the hustle and bustle of LA. Why? It's small, a population of 45,000, and there are a lot of older people/retirees/tourists.
|A fancy street with amazing views of the mountains|
|The grounds of a posh hotel/spa|
|We parked at the Lykken trail for a quick hike.|
|A beautiful tourist shop, almost like a museum of goodies to buy|
|The ticket holders line at the Mary Pickford theater in Cathedral City|
|I went here to see The Revenant|
|The pool of my friend's house|
|My handbag and the first of many drinks at the gala.|
|He promised to make me whatever I wanted.|
|The reason why I'm here in PS.|
|The beginning of the program|
|Rooney Mara's award|
|Matt Damon was the last guest|
|Me and Sugar|