Over the long weekend we were invited to meet up with my friend, Laurie, in Palm Springs, where the band she road manages was performing. We arrived on Saturday morning, met Laurie at the hotel, had breakfast at a place called Cheeky’s (where I had horchata, short rib hash, and a bacon flight), and set off to visit a land of…
Welcome to a place that’s not quite like Jurassic Park.
Did you know that just outside of Palm Springs, near a gas station and a Burger King on HWY 10, there’s a place called Cabazon Dinosaurs? You may remember it from such films as “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” (and if you don’t remember it, well, may God have mercy on your soul. Oh, and speaking of souls, it should be noted that this place is run by Creationists. A sense of humor is probably required, especially when viewing a diorama depicting a sword-brandishing knight slaying a T-Rex. That’s all I’m going to say about that).
Dinos, man. Dinos.
My feet love dino tracks.
Admission is $7. We think it was worth it. I mean DINOS.
The coffee is a nice touch.
“Yeah, but, John, if The Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don’t eat the tourists.”
He’s not scared. Must be a Veggiesaurus. Kinda like a big cow.
This sort of looks like the one that ate Nedry.
Forget the Eames chairs, Mike. We need these. Totally matches our carpet and drapes scheme.
Ask him about dinosaurs.
We stand by things and make variations of this face in every picture.
And then, as Pee-wee did before us, we climb inside the T-Rex.
Twas a treacherous journey.
She looks cute so I’m keeping the butt shot.
Time to take 400 pictures.
Other photos from our first day in Palm Springs:
The view from our hotel room’s balcony. Palm Springs sure is pretty.
The giant “Forever Marilyn” sculpture near our hotel.
Really pretty neat.
Folks sitting around outside, enjoying the lovely evening weather.
The desert color palette is my favorite.
A tiled fountain.
Cacti. Another fave.
Children play in another fountain at dusk.
Up next? Birding in the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve.
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