A near miss on the way south

When we started this trip back east, we decided to check out as many Thousand Trails campgrounds as possible. After the holidays and visits with family, it was time to move into uncharted territory. We had heard that Palm Springs Thousand Trails was unique. So, putting it into the GPS, we carried on south. I should’ve realized something was wrong when it sent me up into the hills, AWAY from the palm trees.

Higher up than it looks, this road went across the top of a 5,000 foot high mountian range. I decided something was wrong when I couldn't see the palm trees any more!

Higher up than it looks, this road went across the top of a 5,000 foot high mountian range. I decided something was wrong when I couldn’t see the palm trees any more!

Sam was behind me a few miles, so I called him to tell him to beware, the road was rough and windy. Luckily, he caught himself in time to not go up into those mountains. I spent 30 minutes going round and round and up and up, looking frantically for somewhere to turn around. I just couldn’t believe that there was actually a campground up here but I couldn’t stop to look at the GPS. I started to wonder if I was going to spend the night in my car on the side of a cliff….

Finally, there was a driveway big enough for me to make a u-turn with my car and travel trailer. I stopped long enough to call Sam to tell him I was coming back down. I stayed still long enough to have a slight nervous breakdown, then inched slowly down that mountain range, swearing to listen to my inner voice next time!

Must be Palm Springs. Or maybe it's Palm Desert.

Must be Palm Springs. Or maybe it’s Palm Desert.

When I arrived at Palm Desert Thousand Trails, I felt like I had found paradise. Simple, paved roads with RV’s and palm trees lined up like soldiers in the balmy air. No more mountain climbing for me!

1 Comment

  1. Bob Moorehead

    Agreed. TT Palm Springs is great. Stayed there 2 weeks. Just left a few days ago. Salton Sea is interesting. Staying at Bashford Rv Park. Fun group here. Most stay here all winter. Highly recommend.

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