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Trip to Cali PART 5: The Aerial Tram

On 3/15, we drove to the Palm Springs Aerial Tram.  

From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali
From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali
From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali

It was a little bit of a drive…

From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali

I didn’t get very many good pictures on the way up the mountain….too crowded.  

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Here we are at the top!  What a view of the valley!

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My hubby admires the view.  

From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali

There were trails to explore too.  

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I found a great big pinecone!

From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali

And a big tree.

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My hubby is so strong, he was able to push that big tree….just a little!  

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It was a little chilly up there on the mountain, but the sun helped keep us warm!

From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali

There was snow up there too……ahhhhhh!  Reminders of winter back home!

From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali

I walked between this giant log.  

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Awwww, my happy hubby.

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He’s showing off more of his strength.  

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Mountain flowers.  

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Rocky. 

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Back towards the building/tram.

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Now we’re on our way back down the mountain on the tram!  

From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali

I was able to get much better pictures this time.  

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Pictures just don’t do it justice. 

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You can see the entire valley from up here.

From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali

Wind farms.  

From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali
From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali
From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali
From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali

The tram has a floor that slowly moves, allowing everyone to get a 350-degree view of the scene!

From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali

We’re almost back to the bottom!  

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This is the tram.  

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Safely at the bottom once more, we got a picture together using the camera’s timer.  

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See the little salamander??

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Driving back down the mountain.  

Our Indoor Flower Garden

Springtime brings the arrival of new blooms.  Here’s what’s blooming in our neck of the woods:

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Orchid.  This year’s Valentine’s Day gift.  

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My new Hyacinth starting blooming yesterday.  I had no idea what color it would be.  And SURPRISE!  It’s pink!  :]

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This is a new bulb we planted just a few weeks ago.  It’s called a Narcissis (?)  — if I’m remembering correctly.  

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This is a little maple tree that is waking up from a long, winter doze.  My hubby plans to grow it into a Bonsai tree.  

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Young seedlings…..signs of Spring!  

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