One Last Look at Palm Springs

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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5 comments

  • Joyce
    Joyce
    Wow! Great pics. Glad u are enjoying CA. THE VIEW HERE ISNT GOING TO BE MUCH. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AND SINGING. APRIL 9th.

    Wow! Great pics. Glad u are enjoying CA. THE VIEW HERE ISNT GOING TO BE MUCH. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AND SINGING. APRIL 9th.

  • Robb Blanchette
    Robb Blanchette
    Thanks, Joyce. We enjoyed our trip up the mountain, but it took a couple of days for my ears to clear up. The next time we are in Palm Springs we will certainly do this again. BTW... their restaurant's chili is excellent and so was the chocolate mousse dessert. RB

    Thanks, Joyce. We enjoyed our trip up the mountain, but it took a couple of days for my ears to clear up. The next time we are in Palm Springs we will certainly do this again. BTW... their restaurant's chili is excellent and so was the chocolate mousse dessert.
    RB

  • Carol
    Carol
    Nice pictures of PS from a birds eye view, great Blog! Thanks for including us.

    Nice pictures of PS from a birds eye view, great Blog! Thanks for including us.

  • Ken
    Ken Florida
    God bless America remix is awesome. I sent it to all my Facebook friends. Everyone needs to hear this. Great job and keep up the Good Lord's Work.

    God bless America remix is awesome. I sent it to all my Facebook friends. Everyone needs to hear this. Great job and keep up the Good Lord's Work.

  • Robb Blanchette
    Robb Blanchette
    Thanks Carol. If any of you ever get to Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Tramway is a great break from the normal Palm Springs routine. Ken, thanks for the kind words. God Bless America was written by our friend, Henry Derksen. We always appreciate hearing from you!

    Thanks Carol.
    If any of you ever get to Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Tramway is a great break from the normal Palm Springs routine.

    Ken, thanks for the kind words. God Bless America was written by our friend, Henry Derksen.

    We always appreciate hearing from you!

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