Palm Springs Sunset Windmills

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks, which I would like to do now with this list of 51 things in the Greater Palm Springs area I am thankful for.

Listed in no particular order:

1) Those amazing desert sunsets

2) Coachella Fest

3) The Dutch crunch bread at The Sandwich spot

4) The first day when the high temperature falls under 90 degrees after a long, hot summer

5) Keys View on a clear day

6) Happy Hour at Trio

7) The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

8) That no one ever enforces the closed signs at the top third of the Bump and Grind

9) The view of snow-capped mountains after a storm

10) Saturday night steak dinner at Sparrow’s Lodge

11) The Coachella Valley Preserve

12) The men and women who put their lives on the line to keep us safe

13) The Trump sandwich at TKB

14) How everyone loses their shit when it rains

15) Half-price beer on Monday at Babe’s

16) Free concerts at the Rock Yard

17) Martha’s Village and Kitchen

18) People who conserve water

19) Castendeda’s being open 24/7 (though I can’t stop calling it Santana’s)

20) Desert Trip

21) The BNP Paribas Open

22) Being the only small US city with Postmates

23) The people who keep our hiking trails so well maintained

24) Cinnamon rolls at the Date Fest

25) Seeing the windmills after a long drive in from LA

26) Having a slice at Pie for the People!

27) The Coffee and Cigarettes cocktail at Bootlegger Tiki

28) Being in the pool in July

29) The Palm Springs Buzz shuttle

30) The Rhythm, Wine, and Brews Experience

31) The Living Desert

32) Jensen’s carne asada burritos

33) The Palm Springs Air Museum

34) The first day the high temperature goes over 100 degrees and Highway 111 becomes far less congested

35) Day trips to Idyllwild

36) La Quinta Brewing Co. Even Par IPA

37) Palm Desert Civic Center Park

38) Tahquitz Falls

39) Crazy Coyote Tacos

40) Any electric bill that’s under $100

41) Bacon flights at Cheeky’s

42) Desert Pot Springs

43) Stuft Pizza Happy Hour

44) The few days every year that Highway 111 does not have any road construction going on

45) FIND Food Bank

46) People smart enough not to hike when it’s 110 degrees

47) Stagecoach Festival

48) Greens fees under $20

49) The guy handing out free pretzel samples at Westfield Palm Desert

50) That moment you see Spotlight 29 after the long drive in from Phoenix

51) You!  I can not thank you enough for your continuing support of Cactus Hugs.

What people, places, and things are you thankful for in the Coachella Valley? Tell us with a comment.

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