Sunday, November 29, 2009

San Jacinto State Park- November 30

We started our day yesterday at Hope Lutheran Church in Palm Springs. This was the first day when they start having a third service on Sunday mornings,so there was only about 30 in attendance. Pastor Witt made the comment to us that as the weather becomes colder up north, snowbirds flow into Palm Springs. The late service will then increase in number of worshipers. I have a picture of Hope's altar,which is quite beautiful with the wood carvings. After the service we drove to San Jacinto State Park. There we took the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway up the mountain 8,516 feet. It is suppose to be the world's largest rotating tram car. In ten minutes we traveled through five unique ecosystems and over pristine wilderness. It was breathtaking to come so close to towering rock boulders and look out over the valley below. At the mountain station we stepped into a snowy world and a temperature of 25 degrees. It was like traveling from Mexico to Alaska-we had left a temperature of 70 degrees in Palm Springs.

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