Holiday to Florida/Cruise in Dec 2014

Our first cruise together to the Caribbean. We head out to Miami, then on a 7 night cruise, and finally picked up a car and headed down to Key West. It was great fun.

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Early morning in Rancho Mirage Early morning in Rancho Mirage

Holiday USA SW Road Trip in Apr 2022: Day 4 – Rancho Mirage

By Nige on Thu 21 Apr 2022 at 03:36
Story: Holiday USA SW Road Trip in Apr 2022
Tags: Hilton | Holidays | Rancho Mirage | USA

We both woke in the middle of the night – that’s not much of a surprise. When I looked at the clock, I thought it said 1:55, so I thought we had done really well to sleep as late as that.  It wasn’t until Vick corrected me – it was actually 11:55 (I couldn’t see the first 1 from my angle of view), so we hadn’t even made it into the following day!

We managed to get back to sleep and I got another (almost) two hours.  Vick got an extra hour on top of that.

Early morning in Rancho Mirage Early morning in Rancho Mirage
Early morning in Rancho Mirage

The local Starbucks was due to open at 4:30am, so that was our focus for the early part of the day.  Breakfast was likely to start at 6am and we had selected the Chuckwalla Trail for a fairly easy 2 mile walk for the morning, hopefully before it got too warm.  We were planning to head into Palm Springs for lunch and Vick had even found a Thai restaurant for us for dinner.  Felt like a well planned day out in the desert.

Early in the morning at Starbucks in Rancho Mirage Early in the morning at Starbucks in Rancho Mirage
Early in the morning at Starbucks in Rancho Mirage

We walked over to Starbucks; it was actually fairly chilly at that time in the morning, but it was lovely seeing all of the illuminated palm trees.  The lady in Starbucks was a bit ditzy and we laughed at the different use of words in English and American.

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Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

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