We stopped at the Visitors Center and did one last hike, the Bajada Nature Trail. Once again the desert plants are labeled and Im able to name most of them.
After watching a video about Shields Date Company, Indio, CA we had lunch in their cafe. I had sandwich spilling over with shrimp and Phil had a Texas burger. These date palm trees have ladders permanently attached. Labor intensive work is needed to pollinate the date blooms.
Baptism of Jesus
Journeying through the Garden was very touching. We got a date milk shake for the road. It was very good.
We stayed at Flying J in Thousand Palms.