Sunday, April 11, 2021

We're in Windmill Country, and Got a Close Look

The Palm Springs area has A LOT of windmills, because the gap in the mountains here creates a lot of wind.
One day we went on a Windmill Tour. We first learned about some of the earlier, failed versions.
Because of Covid, there was no bus tour, but we drove ourselves around while learning about the windmills from an ipad we were given for the tour.
It was really cool to be able to stand right under the huge windmills. A short video of how fast these gigantic things turn.
We also drove by the power plant.
On another day, we drove the Palms to Pines National Scenic Byway on Highway 74. The road goes over the mountains through Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.
We stopped to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, just so we could say we did.
It was beautiful!
On the way down the other side, we stopped at several quaint small towns.
You can see the beautiful mountains above the town.
Wait! What's that white stuff?