Saturday, February 19, 2011


This fair is held in Indio and opened on Friday, Feb. 18. The first five hours there was no admission charge, so Larry and I went about 1:30. It was sunny but the weather was to turn windy, cold and rainy later in the afternoon.

It had lots of rides, vendors and entertainment. It was like a state fair (even better ) with lots of exhibits and animals.

We watched an exotic animal show. All the animals performed tricks, sort of like a circus.

A nine year old Bengal tiger.

A two year old puma.

A white Bengal tiger.

There was to be a musical pageant each evening of the fair based on the story 1001 Arabian Nights. I would have like to have seen it but the wind and rain came and we left before show time.

There were camel rides and at this tent they even had camel milking.

This woman had a very entertaining bird show.

When we were in Hollywood we saw Pink"s and there was a line of about 20 people waiting to order their hot dogs. So we decided to order a chili dog to see what was so great about them.

Here is our chili dog ($5.75). The skin was real tough on it, and was probable the worst dog I've ever had. The chili was tasty. That is the last I'll eat at Pink's.

We were to leave and travel to Wilderness Lake TT on Saturday but they were calling for high winds on route 10. We bought a night here at Palm Springs so we could stay and attend Casino Night. It is their big fund raiser for the Riverside Fire Co Sparks of Love program that helps needy children. They raised $1100, an all time high!
They had a kitchen opened and we could purchase popcorn, hot dogs, chips, cookies and soda.
Of course we were too busy playing blackjack or Texas hold'em to go get food so they had lovely waitresses taking orders and delivering the food right to the table.

Larry was a relief dealer at this blackjack table.

I played blackjack all evening (7 to 8:30). You purchases a bag of chips when you entered for $5 and you also received 6 tickets for the lottery. There was $500 dollars worth of chips in the bag. At the end of the night I had $2100 ( Larry and my bag). So I won more than I lost. For that $2100 we received 21 more lottery tickets.

I am having lots of fun playing.

I was smiling because I had blackjack.

Counting out the winnings so the lottery could begin. There were lots of great prizes from different stores and restaurants in the area. Many golf clubs and even whole bags of clubs, bottles of wine, a year membership to Skymed, a 32 inch flat screen TV, pies, dates, Thousand trail hats and lots and lots of other prizes. We had donated a bottle of Dry wash and a bottle of Home product and would you believe it we won a RV wash by Manny. So in March before we head home we will have our RV washed. It was a fun evening and it helped support a good cause.

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