Never thot I'd ever go to Palm Springs. Wasn't really on my list - bucket or otherwise. So when Rose said she wanted to go there I confess that didn't know a thing about it - or the area - except that it was hot there - and they played lots of Golf- considered a Golf Mecca by many.
I don't play golf (unless I visit my brother Bruce on Vancouver Island) so that wasn't on my agenda.
So I figured I better look into what there was to do in Palm Springs ...
So I spotted 2 things that that looked interesting and like a bit of fun: The first was The Hogs Breath Inn - owned by Clint Eastwood, and which was actually very close to where we were staying in La Quinta.
Images of the Hogs Breath Inn below that I fished off the Net:
Looks pretty good eh?!
I figured this might be a good place to get some Western style vittles - maybe a nice steak - and a beer ...
The second thing I wanted to see was the famous giant statue of Marilyn Monroe in downtown Palm Springs.
I had a hankering to nibble on Marilyn's ankle ... or at least give it a hug ...
BUT the fates had a different idea ...
"I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it."
- Clint Eastwood
ALAS !! neither of these 2 mini-dreams would come true ...
BECAUSE ... (unbelievably/inexplicably) the Hogs Breath Inn closed TWO DAYS before I got here !! 2 days !!! Can you believe that ?? True! Crazy!
Here's what we found when we went over there:
“We’re Riding Off
Into The Sunset
Easter Sunday was our last day of
business at Hog’s Breath Inn La Quinta.
We want to thank our valued guests for
an incredible 10 years.
While the sun may be setting on Hog’s
Breath Inn La Quinta, ... yadda yadda yadda
Visit Hog’s Breath Carmel"
Why did it close?
Nobody seems to know ??? - haven't been able to find out as of yet.
(Maybe they knew I wuz cumin' and they wuz jest plain skeered?)
No Hog's Breath for me ...
BUT this wasn't the ONLY disappointment ... cuz a couple of days later, when we went down to see the giant Marilyn Monroe statue ...
SHE WAS GONE TOO !!!
Hauled off to New Jersey they say ... for an Art Show ... Geeeez ...
Yet I heard that the the statue is so popular that Palm Springs is trying to buy it from the artist.
Sorry I missed it ...