For as many different friends that I have, I find it interesting how our individual plans differ for the Holidays. This begs the questions, 'How will you be spending your Thanksgiving?' and 'Will you be traveling anywhere special?' As Thanksgiving approaches, as you can see from the photo above, this is also decidedly a car theme week. But I digress.
From the time that I had the pleasure of interviewing Mel Haber, proprietor of the Ingleside Inn of Palm Springs on these pages, I'm surprised I haven't taken Mel up on his offer to drop by. The Ingleside Inn and Melvyn's are an experience I look forward to sharing in a future post. Two years ago, in fact, I was in Palm Springs, but chose to make it a casual Thanksgiving date. After dinner, I drove downtown to look at some beautiful vintage cars that were for sale. Incidentally, for those of you who may not be familiar, the downtown Palm Springs area has enjoyed a spectacular renaissance in recent years. The variety of shops and restaurants are magnificent. For me, it was well worth the four and a half hour leisurely drive there from my home in Scottsdale.
Following up on a 2005 suggestion from my eldest brother, I enjoy engaging people in local coffee shops or hotel restaurants to discover what part of the country they're from, and what their impressions are in any given town I happen to be visiting. Invariably, I've always come away learning much from the impressions that are shared. Wherever I go for Thanksgiving, two things are certain. I won't be cooking, and I'll be back here to blog about my adventure!
Happy Thanksgiving to all who stop here. Your visits are very much appreciated, and I hope you'll be spending the day somewhere nice with wonderful family and friends!