San Jacinto Mountains.

I remember first hearing about Palm Springs on the Edwin R. Murrow Television show Person to Person. That show was my first exposure to Murrow. I don’t know which star he was interviewing, maybe it was William Holden, but we were riveted to our ten inch black and white TV like we were every Sunday. I was amazed that they were sitting at a pool in swimwear but it was the winter in Cleveland (freezing,cold,tons of snow) and they were sitting at a pool and looking at the snow on the surrounding mountains.

What a magical place I thought.

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Wet Bottom Dinning

I said yesterday, the Endless Pool was a wonderful resort perk. I also love the swim up bar. It’s great to sit at the bar and suck down a Pina Colada or stroll through the pool drink in hand. However in my opinion the greatness of this idea to me is ruined by people sitting in their bathing suits munching on Tacos or Burgers. I can’t fathom it. I mean the pool is great but for gosh sakes take a couple of minutes, get out of the sun and have a great lunch and keep your french fries outta my pool!

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Wet Bottom Dinning

Wet Bottom Dinning

Endless Fun

Major resorts have lots of great perks which is why people go there. Some are wonderful and some are just stupid. Last year we spent time at a truly wonderful resort in Cancun and were served up our first endless pool. It was great being in a pool without sharks,sand and waves and be able to feel like we were right on the beach. This is a perk I truly love. Tomorrow, a perk that is not so great.

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The Endless Pool

The Endless Pool

Sam I Am

During our hiatus in Florida we had the pleasure of making a new dog friend. This is Sam, a ten month old Golden Retriever of my Tampa friends. I never knew they came in white! He is the friendliest and mellowest 10 month old puppy I ever met. Our friends are planning to mate him with their daughter’s puppy Rosie who is only six months old so it will be a while. Rosie is a beautiful feisty six month old chocolate colored retriever. They should make beautiful puppies together and we have put our claim on one, but we are not at the top of the list. This is Sam relaxing by his pool.

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Samwise

Samwise

Revel in the Pool

The pool and Spa area at the Revel Resort in Atlantic City New Jersey are world class. This is the outdoor pool in the Winter but it is heated so you can swim out into the cold air and then back inside to steamy warmth. The Spa has coed whirlpools and salt rooms and great steam,sauna and jacuzzis in the club house. The spa treatments we had were first class in everyday. Buy a print of Sunrise at the pool on my commercial gallery by clicking here.

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