Saturday, December 20, 2014


The view from our apartment

On  October 17, we sailed out of Civitavecchia, Italy aboard the Celebrity Reflection.  It is a beautiful, new ship and we enjoyed ideal weather and very smooth seas.   After arriving in the United States on November 1, we spent a month and a half in Florida.   On December 15, we flew to Los Angeles, picked up a rental car and drove to Palm Desert.  

During the past several winters, we spent a little time in Palm Desert and liked it very much. So this year we rented a unit at Shadow Mountain Resort for 2 and 1/2 months.  This is the longest we have ever spent anywhere since becoming nomads.  Fortunately, there is plenty to do in the area and we have some friends here.  

Palm Desert is 122 miles east of Los Angeles and about 15 miles from Palm Springs. Surrounded by mountains, the area enjoys cool nights and crystal clear, sunny days.  Our apartment is within a golf and tennis complex and overlooks the pool with mountains in the background.  El Paseo is just a few minutes walk away.  It rivals Rodeo Drive and Worth Avenue with its beautiful shops and restaurants.  

Wishing everyone a very 
Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year