Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
After the kids AM workout we headed to Elmer’s for Breakfast. Elmer’s is apparently a local favorite with an outstanding #1 out of 58 Palm Springs Breakfast spots. It didn’t disappoint! After much discussion as to whether the weather was going to hold, we headed out to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to ride the world largest rotating tram car. It travels 2 1/2 miles and took us through the Chino Canyon up to Mt. San Jacinto State Park. The tram car holds 80 passengers and passes by 5 towers, each with their own little bump. Luckily the conductor warns you ahead of time to watch you balance and hold steady. It takes about 10 minutes to reach the Mountain Station at 8,516 feet. Once we got to the top we roamed the paths at a metered pace (the air is thinner up there)!
We took a bunch of photos with Ben as our photographer (though lots of folks offered to take pictures for us). Later we popped into the Station for a bite before we headed back down on the tram. It turned out to be a beautiful day and a pretty amazing outing!
After a short pause for a famous Pomeroy mid-day nap we decided to keep with the Mexican theme and had a late dinner downtown at Maracas. The night was perfect for patio dining and the food and service were great. The statue just outside the patio is Sonny Bono. And suddenly – it was the last night of our rendezvous.
Side Note: This warning sign was posted on the Observation Deck at the top of the tramway. It lists 3 warnings: CAUTION WET AND ICY, NO SMOKING, HIGH HEELED SHOES ARE DANGEROUS AND USE HAND RAILS. Though I’m not certain who would wear high heels for this adventure, I think it’s sound advice under any circumstances. The sign also seems to work as a “Which one of these statements does not belong?” question.