Palm Springs Thrills

Palm Springs is an interesting place...  in at least a couple different ways (and see Marilyn in previous post)...


Marilyn Forever

Leaving Palm Springs, I had to get some pics of the giant statue of Marilyn Monroe located right downtown.

2012 was the 50th anniversary of her death.  Certainly one of the most iconic film stars ever, and an object of eternal fascination.


Happy New Year 2013

While my friends are sweltering in 24 degree January temps, I'm enjoying balmy Palm Springs.  Just to be an ass, I thought I'd upload these shots.  So good...

Lacey and I spent NYE with a new tradition.  Instead of the big steak dinner at LG's, we opted for a wonderful restaurant and it's three course price fix NYE special.  Although it cost us my entire monthly pension, it was an incredible dinner.  We will probably come back next year.  New traditions...

And leaving ourselves to fate, we cruised by Melvin's for a nightcap.  Fate rewarded us with a parking spot right up front and a convenient empty table inside as well.  Our favorite server is still working there... such charm and grace...  and Lacey got a kiss from Melvin himself!

Then home, and after all the wine, falling asleep to the original Ocean's 11 by 11:30...  Missed the big deal once again.

New Year's day, we woke up to sunshine, so it was off to the pool.

Happy New Year, all...