My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
A view from Pinyon Flats, next to Deep Canyon
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Oldest home in Rancho Mirage~Our World Tuesday~121311
I was home sick yesterday after being exhausted all weekend. SOMETHING is going around and now I have a sore throat and cough. Not good. I stayed home all day, except for running out briefly in the morning to buy some cat food. I stopped by the Rancho Mirage park and wandered over to an old house there. I stood and read the descriptions and realized that this is the oldest home in the city. And, I noticed that one of the date palms there had a ladder on it, which is chained to the tree. Have you ever wondered how the workers got to the top of the date palms? With ladders, like this one! I see them all the time down in the lower end of the valley and was surprised to see this one. I'll let you read about the house. I looked closely at the tile roof, since we have one, too. But, this one was 3 layers thick and the tiles are cemented together. Builders don't do that anymore! And, look at the rock fireplace...sigh...I wish we had one of those right now! I have to run out to the store again later, to buy some groceries and soup, so I'll take some pics of our overnight snow. Our World Tuesday for December 13, 2011. To visit Our World Tuesday, please go to: http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/