Riverside County Fair and Indio Date Festival opened. My Aunt, Uncle, a cousin and her husband, my Mom and I decided to go check it out. The palm trees that you see behind the magic lamp are date palms and are all that's left of a huge grove of date palms that used to be there. The groves of date palms are "moving" out of the town of Indio into the desert surrounding the city.
After the races were over, we wandered the fairgrounds viewing the arts and crafts that were entered in the competitions and of course, we had to have a "date shake". We bought some fresh dates to bring home with us, as well. We all had a great time at the fair and were ready for some serious sitting down when we left.
And, I see now that I have internet again... Hurray! One disadvantage to living in a small town that isn't terribly close to a larger city is the fact that we are limited in our choices for "entertainment". We have no option of cable TV, we are limited to satellites. We don't have fiber optic cables for our telephones, so we are unable to get DSL for our internet. The choices for internet are pretty limited. Dial-up, satellite or wireless broadband. I tried the satellite route and was very dissatisfied with the service. It was barely better than dial-up which I wasn't going back to. So, wireless broadband it is. Until the weather knocks out the power to the town. Oh well. We got our power back yesterday midday and internet came back this morning. Yay! Enjoy the pictures!