Yesterday we brushed elbows with General George Patton and Donald Trump…kinda sorta..in a way.
We departed Desert Center, California and drove about 20 miles to arrive at Chiriaco Summit and the location of the General George Patton Memorial Museum.
It was near this location in 1942 -1944 that he established the Desert Training Center, the largest military training center in the world, ever. It was huge…consisting of 18,000 square miles and 11 camps which trained over 1,000,000 men in desert warfare techniques to go up against the German Rommell in North Africa. Camp Young, his headquarters camp, was located near this spot. This museum highlights his career achievements. Here are some photos…
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Then we drove about another 30 miles west on Interstate Highway 10 down into the Coachella Valley. We parked at the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella where we spent the night in their RV parking lot. This Casino was originally developed by Donald Trump and was previously named the Trump 29 Casino.
From their website…
Spotlight 29 Casino
Formerly Trump 29 Casino
Address: 46-200 Harrison Place
At I-10 and Calif State Hwy 86
Phone toll free: 1-866-377-6829 or 1-866-3Spot29.
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians operates Spotlight 29 Casino, one of the largest Palm Springs area casinos, formerly Trump Spotlight 29 Casino, featuring 2,000 slot machines and 35 table games, two restaurants and a food court, and the 2,200 seat Spotlight Showroom for headline acts and Blue Bar lounge for live weekend entertainment. Or just stop by to take a tour of one of Donald Trump’s former casino empire properties in the Palm Springs Desert area.
Formerly known as the Trump 29 Casino (because of Donald Trump’s former ownership/management involvement that ended in 2006), Spotlight Casino is located on I-10 just East of Palm Springs in Coachella, Ca at I-10 and California State Highway 86. This state-of-the-art gaming facility offers terrific entertainment opportunities as well as Las Vegas-style casino gaming.
Now called Spotlight 29 Casino, this Casino is operated by Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians, this 250,000 square feet casino complex offers one of the Greater Palm Springs area’s most exciting and action packed Casino.
The Spotlight Showroom at Trump 29 Casino features terrific year round headline entertainment such as Tony Bennett, The Temptations, REO Speedwagon, Julio Iglesias, Diamond Rio and Brian Setzer — all who have graced the Trump 29 stage. Other entertainment events at Trump 29 have included comedians like Bill Cosby, Don Rickles, Sinbad, Paul Rodriguez and Carrot Top.
Today we will drive about 7 miles and enter Thousand Trails RV Resort in Thousand Palms California, about 10 miles east of Palm springs, for a nine-day stay.
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