Thursday, March 12, 2020

Mailboxes in Palm Desert, California

More than 10 years ago I had another blog (Paul the Junk Food Junkie) and, you guessed it---goodies from bakeries, patisseries and konditorei were featured. Back then I also posted unusual mailboxes I came across while cycling through Bermuda Dunes, California (population 12,000). The other day I snapped these mailboxes in Palm Desert, California (population 40,000). Who says a mailbox is just a mailbox? 

 Bass or trout?
 Black stallion?

 Don't know why this mailbox is so low to the ground.
 Looks like a Rube Goldberg contraption.

 Looks like Fort Knox.
 Beehive or for baking bread?
 Methinks this is a homemade paint job.
 Pumping water?
 Lizard and roadrunner.
 What the heck?
 Lizard or frog on top?
 Very modernistic.


 Dalia Lama?
 This home is not about the mailbox but, the dozen golf balls strategically placed on rocks scattered around the front yard.
Same house. Yep, those are golf clubs sticking out of the ground. Betcha it was the husband's idea.

Monday, February 17, 2020

18th Annual Dr. George Charity Car Show

The venue for this event takes place every February on the grounds of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California. Over 1,000 vehicles participated. Here's a sample.

 I love this milk delivery truck
 This is the interior of the milk delivery truck.

 I think this station wagon seats 12.

 This is Voodoo Sahara and it won the grand prize.

 Check out the Voodoo's interior
 You can't get much lower than this low-rider.
 Very strange looking.
I don't know if I'd want to be seen in public in this car.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Palm Springs Dog Show (Part 2)

Though it's called the Kennel Club of Palm Springs, the actual location of this event is not Palm Springs (population 45,000) but, 20 miles east in Indio (population 80,000).  Haven't heard of Indio?  It's home to various polo fields (horses). This dog show is being held on polo fields. Matter of fact, this is where the famous Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and, the equally famous country western Stagecoach Festival is held. Next door to the dog show today is the kick off to the Empire Polo Club season.

 Look at these little guys, don't forget you can click on the photo to enlarge it.
 These guys are big.
So many baby strollers. It makes sense though as it's a long haul from the parking lots to the various points of competition and the little guys would be kaput if they had to walk.

 This Great Dane gives me a regal pose.
 These little guys are happy in their transport vehicle.

 Irish Wolfhounds are the undisputed biggest of the big.

People watching is fun. Check out the woman in the sunglasses (don't forget you can click on the image to enlarge).
 One can purchase something here that'll get you noticed.
Wow, I better grab this dog treadmill as it's a "show special".