It is hard to believe but it is very cold here at the moment. The south east of Australia is getting a blast from an Antarctic Vortex. There are snow storms and bad wind in the highlands and the southern cities are very cold. It has even come as far north as southern Queensland. Ouch we are not used to this. The temps are still nothing like down south but we feel cold. 15°C/59°F to 6°C/42°F. The wind chill makes it worse.
To help me warm up I am going to remember my trip to Palm Springs in California when the temperature was in the forties Celsius. I bet it is even hotter there now.
We drove from LA and it wasn't long before we were in desert country. The mountains were stark and beautiful. There was even a little snow still caught in the ridges on top of the mountains.
It only took 2 hours to get to the town. It was quite amazing driving out of the desert into a flourishing town with greenery, trees and palms. There were lovely houses and buildings too.
It was very hot when we arrived and it didn't take the family long to get into the pool to cool off.
I enjoyed a wine in the shade. (Boy I wish I felt that warm right now.)
Despite the heat in the evening, I couldn't resist a game of tennis with the son in law, Bernie.
I had a very comfortable, air conditioned bedroom and en suite.
It was a lovely few days away living it up. It was nice to see Sonya be able to relax and enjoy the children instead of being at work.