In Cali Desert, Looking for a Hot Date...Shake
I’ll keep this brief, as Mister MA and I are on a brief hiatus from the rat race, chillaxing in the dry heat of Desert Hot Springs, Calif.
About 110 miles east of Los Angeles (and maybe 10 miles east of Palm Springs), Desert Hot Springs is a sleepy little community at the foot of the awe-inspiring San Jacinto Mountains. (The Little San Bernandino Mountains, which ain’t so little, are pretty spectacular, too.) But honestly, we came here for what lies beneath the earth -- the ancient hot mineral springs that wash away all your troubles.
To that end, we are shacked up at a groovy little spot called Miracle Manor, an eight-room “spa motel” that has one of the best mineral pools ever. Pruney fingers be damned, this pool is the panacea I’ve been waiting for. That stiff upper back from cross-country air travel has magically melted away, and Mister MA is so blissed out he can no longer cross the street without supervision.
Other than the nonstop bathing in the mineral waters, there’s a lot of nothing on the agenda, but I am determined to try a date shake, a vanilla milkshake sweetened with local dates. After all, this is palm date country. I’m still looking for tips on where to find the best, so if you’ve been here or come from these parts, holler with your tips. Better still, know where I can find some local dried dates?
By Kim ODonnel |
April 24, 2009; 8:20 AM ET
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