A couple of weekends ago I had the opportunity to go on a mini vacation to Palm Springs. It was about a 2 hour drive East from where I live in Los Angeles County to get there.
It was very hot, 37 degrees Celsius, but the locals were saying it was a cool day! They get days where the temperature goes as high as 45 degrees Celsius!
On our drive there, we got to see a very cool windmill farm. It generates enough power for the entire city of Palm Springs. Originally windmills were used only for milling grain and for food production but now windmills are used for generating electricity. It is special because it is a renewable source of energy, but it takes up a lot of space, and they can only be used where there is lots of wind!
We got to visit Chino Canyon which had a big Gondola into the mountains. At the top they had really cool trees called Jeffrey trees and the bark smelled like caramel!
The next day we visited Andreas Canyon and it was unlike anything I’d ever seen before. There was a huge desert and then a tiny patch of green about a kilometer long with palm trees and a spring. We walked around a little bit and saw snakes and lizards! The snakes we saw were called kingsnakes and they weren’t poisonous, but they prey on rattlesnakes! The lizards were pretty small, but the moved very fast!
There were hummingbirds too!
Right now I am busy training most of time! Has the weather been good in Calgary? Are you able to get outside lots to play? What are your plans for the summer?
I will find out on June 16th if I’ve qualified for the Olympics!