December 7, 2010
This time you get to see about 20 miles worth of the Coachella Valley looking West along Interstate Highway 10. Continue another 120 miles or so and you’d be in downtown Los Angeles…No, Thanks!
On the lower right is the City of Indio which in Spanish means Indian. Thousand Trails RV resort is marked by the yellow pin. Palm Springs sits at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains. Thousand Trails RV Resort is at 246 feet of elevation while the San Jacinto Mountains have several peaks in excess of 10,000 feet. These mountains protect Palm Springs from the westerly winds and hence Palm Springs has an annual rainfall average of only 3.00 inches and upwards of 360 sunny days per year which is why this area is so popular.
Below is a Wikipedia link that tells you everything you would ever want to know about the Coachella Valley…
In other news…
Today is the 69th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
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