Well, we went all touristy before we left
the Palm Springs area and took a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. www.pstramway.com A ride with breathtaking views that travels 2.5 miles and climbs 6000 feet in 10 minutes. Elevation at the top of the ride is 8,516 ft. The tramway boasts the largest rotating tram cars in the world. If you don’t like the view, just wait a minute—it will change. Except for when it’s docking, the gondola is constantly rotating.
The temperature was 86 degrees when we left the valley floor, but at the top it was 45. Glad we brought along jackets! I’ve included some pics and videos. The cables go up the mountain resting on a number of towers. You may notice a yellow platform on top of some towers. These are helicopter landing pads. They were used to fly in equipment and supplies during the construction process.
The cars 6,000 ft below look so tiny. The next time you get to a really high place, look down, and think about how small everything appears; stop to think about how God looks down and sees every detail about everybody.
We've included some still pics we took at the Mountain Station. Mt. San Jacinto is still 2,000 feet higher. At the Mountain Station there are restaurants with great food and views, and also informational exhibits. Backpackers take the tram and use it as the starting point of a wilderness adventure.
If you ever get to the Palm Springs area, it would be well worth your while to take a ride on the tramway.
Here's a short video of our trip down the mountain.
We’re taking our time with the remix of our first CD. Today I’m including a song for you to listen and download entitled “God Bless America.” This song was written by Henry Derksen. It’s a prayer for our nation and a call for our nation to return to its Christian roots.
Click here to listen and download the remix of God Bless America.
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One last look from up high...
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