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Monday, March 14, 2016


It was a nice weekend. A great photo show opening at the library, a little yard work, a good sale to a nice customer on Saturday. Yesterday we drove out to Palm Springs to pick up the very last of the estate that Steve and I had bought. Afterwards Leslie and I went to Rick's for lunch.

Rick's is a venerable Palm Springs institution, the embodiment of how a diner should be run.  Rick has been doing his thing there for over 28 years. The staff move like they have been choreographed, dancers and boxers, the food is great and the place is always hopping.

Rick is cuban so this time I thought I would try his cuban sandwich, pictured above. I ate a lot of these when I was a kid in Manhattan and this one was simply the best I have ever tasted. Pulled pork, not sliced, grilled, simply heavenly. It was served with sweet plantains and absolutely perfect black beans and rice.

Leslie had the ahi salad which she loved as much as I loved mine. Our server Mike is a doll, I sit at his rail a lot, preferring to see the action from the bar. Rick's has never let me down!

Afterwards we headed over to Miracle Springs Resort for a sauna and a soak in the many hot pools. It was windy and blustery but we still had a great time. They say that they are the only resort in the world with both a hot and cold aquifer and have been rated best water  by some ratings company. Who knows, it was nice. Needs a little maintenance, missing pizzazz but better than the neighboring Desert Hot Springs resort and a hell of a lot cheaper than Two Bunch for day use.

Woke up to a Helen Frankenthaler sunrise this morning. Drizzly and nice. Please, more rain.

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