Living Desert:

Where is it located? 47900 Portola Ave Palm Desert, CA 92260.

What are the hours during the summer? It is opened every day from June 1 to September 30 from 8:00am to 1:30pm.

Living Desert and other adventures 06.29.13-06.30.13
The Living Desert Palm Desert CA 2013

It was scorching hot when we finally arrived at around 9:00am. How hot you say? Before we got out of the car, the temperature gauge read as 109 degrees! The concrete pavement on the walkway was reflecting so much heat that my face felt like it was burning. I could just feel sweat rolling down my face as if I was inside a sauna. I don’t think I’ve ever been in such a hot weather or sweated as much as I did. Other than that, it was a great day at the park because we finally got to see some animals we couldn’t see last year.

Giraffe and ostrich

Giraffe and ostrich

The hog "pigging" out

The hog “pigging” out

My bf, his parents, and I went to Cabazon after we came back from the Living Desert. We walked around in the heat a little more and shopped. After that, we were all ready for dinner so we went to Ruby’s Diner.

Ruby's menu

Ruby’s menu

Strawberry lemonade was refreshing after walking in 110 degree weather in Palm desert!

Strawberry lemonade was refreshing after walking in 110 degree weather in Palm desert!

DELUXE B-L-T-A HALF & HALF with side salad - The avocado slices made the sandwich that much more buttery tasting along with the golden grilled Parmesan sourdough.

DELUXE B-L-T-A HALF & HALF with side salad – The avocado slices made the sandwich that much more buttery tasting along with the golden grilled Parmesan sourdough.

Ruby's Cobb burger

Ruby’s Cobb burger

Potato bread!

Potato bread fresh out of the bread maker

Potato bread fresh out of the bread maker

Potato bread fresh out of the bread maker

Potato bread fresh out of the bread maker

06.28.13 Chop teriyaki dinner
What’s a good place to go when you feel like having a light dinner? Chop Teriyaki is a good place to go when you’re not too hungry but you know you have to eat something. It’s light and it’s healthy.

Tofu salad

Tofu salad

About the Author
Foodwanderer

I love food and taking pictures of them and consider myself to be a big foodie! My favorite meal of the day is breakfast since it’s full of delicious items such as pancakes, waffles, bacon, and french toast. Coffee is a must for the morning because of the wonderful aroma and the taste. I love dark chocolates, but I like to have an occasional milk or white chocolate.