The first week of August we tagged along with Gary on his business trip to California. First stop Palm Springs which is a 4 hour drive from Phoenix. The weather is about the same as Phoenix but felt hotter. We stayed at La Quinta Resort which is a very pretty and historic resort. There are 40 pools on the property and several times we had the swimming pool by our room to ourselves. The kids enjoyed jumping on the rafts into the pool! There were times when we were swimming that it didn't cool us down! It was that hot!