Ariel Tram in Palm Springs

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Trip up the Ariel tram in Palm Springs
I started out on the 15th...that's a monday...going to work in the morning and leaving for the airport to go straight to Palm Springs...I got to the airport and ran into some people I knew who work for the airline and they hooked me up with fee magazines that were left behind and I got bumped to my own row...and they put in I had kids so that way I wouldn't get a companion on the trip to Vegas for my layover.  Yay...more leg room for me!!! 

I get to Vegas...walk around a bit and go to get on my flight.  And guess what it was....a really, really tiny plane!!!  I believe it was a Bombardier CRJ-200, but I'm not too sure.  But that's besides the point.

Nicole and I on top of the Mountain San Jacinto State Park
  I had to put my carry on under the cargo area...and I had to walk out to the tarmac to get onto the plane!!!  Talk about going old school...

So I get into palm springs at 1:30AM!!!  Which is like 4:30AM PGH time...so it's late.  And the next day we wake up to go to the aerial Tram!!!  Yay...it was a fun time.  it takes you up 1 and 1/2 miles to 8500 ft above sea level and you're hanging on this tram way from these cables spinning so you can see the whole picture on the way up.  How they advertise it is by saying you see all the eco zones between Mexico and Alaska on the way up.  It was quite an experience...you should try to make it out there at some point if you can.  But it was scary...see I'm scared of heights...and everytime the tram gets to a stansion it drops and it's sort of freaky.

This was my first view at the top of the tram...isn't it pretty with the desert in the background?
  But up at the top we got to see SNOW!! (see my last blog). I got to go hiking and see the town below with my friend Nicole and her boyfriend David.  We also got to eat some over price food up there...but that's to be expected.

So we went back to the bottom and the next day I got to play their Wii...which was really cool....that is a fun system...I encourage everyone to buy one!  And we went to dinner.  After dinner we were watching TV...I got a migraine and fell asleep with it on...to wake up and have to run to the bathroom.  I thought I got food poisoning...I haven't felt like that since freshman year of college when I did get food poisoning.  Which we thought was strange because I ate the same thing nicole and david did except I had lettus and tomato on my taco's and they didn't...we figured that was the issue there!  So I get up every hour all night to run to the bathroom and I go to the airport the next day to go to Phoenix...the good thing is by the time I get to the airport I feel better and I went and got some soup.

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