Desert Springs 2014

The Beautiful California Desert

March 30 -- April 6, 2014

A week at our timeshare at Marriott's Desert Springs I. 

A beautiful view of the Santa Rosa, San Jacinto, and San Gorgonio mountains.


Marriott's Desert Springs Villas I, Building H, Villa 9423.

  The Oasis pool bar at the J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Hotel.

  Nancy at the Oasis Bar and Grill.

  A pretty pic of the J.W. Marriott Resort (next door to us).

Wonderful El Paseo in Palm Desert.  This is where all the great shops and restaurants are -- so we are too.

  "The Gardens" shopping area on El Paseo.

  One of our favorites, Tommy Bahama's restaurant.  The clothing store is downstairs.

  Entrance to the property and the clubhouse office.

   Nancy in the kitchen preparing to fix lunch.

Enjoying lunch on the deck.

Before dinner drinks at Cafe des Beaux-Arts on El Paseo.

Nancy and Russ at Cafe des Beaux-Arts.

  Next stop dinner at Mastro's Steakhouse, Palm Desert.

  Nancy and Russ at the Oasis Bar at the hotel pool.

Nancy at Il Corso on El Paseo in Palm Desert.

Lunch on our deck with that great golf course and mountain view.

Nancy at the hotel's  (fairly) new Blue Star Lounge.

Nancy and Russ enjoying another lovely desert evening.

Nancy at Costa's night club at the J.W. Marriott.

Early evening at Desert Springs.

We followed our stay at Desert Springs with six nights at Newport Coast Villas.

April 6-12, 2014


That beautiful view up the California Coast.

  Love the Mediterranean architecture.  Looks and feels a lot like the coast of Spain or Italy.

  Lots of room and a gorgeous view.  Unit 3933.

  King bedroom (one of two).

 Great kitchen and dining area.

  La Vista -- the pool bar and restaurant.

Nancy with our favorite bartender, Roger at the La Vista bar.

Nancy on the deck with a bottle of Starmont rosť -- recommended by Pat and Joe Alt.

  Gathering for the "free" wine tasting.  Actually it was pretty good, with an assortment of BV Coastal wines and cheese.

  Beautiful fountain at the koi pond -- great spot for an outdoor function.

Nancy and Russ at Mastro's Ocean Club in Newport Coast.  We got the royal treatment.

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