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Old 06-10-2007, 09:13 PM
 
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i think the desert area is nothing more then hell on earth. there is absolutely nothing to do here in the desert unless if your retired or super rich.
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:42 PM
 
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i think the desert area is nothing more then hell on earth. there is absolutely nothing to do here in the desert unless if your retired or super rich.
Like my dad said, " There aren't any boring places, just boring people." There are plenty things to do, just not the things you obviously are interested in.
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:54 PM
 
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I really like to visit palm springs, but the summers are brutal.
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Old 06-11-2007, 04:49 PM
 
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Like my dad said, " There aren't any boring places, just boring people." There are plenty things to do, just not the things you obviously are interested in.
Yeah, things that a 14 year old like me will never be interested in such as a homo joint or golfing with tourists. Im sure no teen is interested into that crap.
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Old 06-11-2007, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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How 'bout pools, sitting by the pool flirting, shopping or shopping for the opposite sex in the shopping places? I recall these things being a lot of fun for us gals and also the guys when I was 14 years old. Baseball games etc are other places for the teenagers to gather and play the games that they play. Dirt bikin', stuff like that would appeal to me. I liked lying in the sun and reading and then plunging in the pool. Is this stuff no longer fun for kids? Riding bikes, skate boarding, outdoor sports? Movies? Video (computer) games?

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Yeah, things that a 14 year old like me will never be interested in such as a homo joint or golfing with tourists. Im sure no teen is interested into that crap.
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:56 PM
 
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How 'bout pools, sitting by the pool flirting, shopping or shopping for the opposite sex in the shopping places? I recall these things being a lot of fun for us gals and also the guys when I was 14 years old. Baseball games etc are other places for the teenagers to gather and play the games that they play. Dirt bikin', stuff like that would appeal to me. I liked lying in the sun and reading and then plunging in the pool. Is this stuff no longer fun for kids? Riding bikes, skate boarding, outdoor sports? Movies? Video (computer) games?
I agree but its not that common anymore here. Usually, the weather sucks for outdoor stuff in the late spring and summer. Going to the mall isnt common for guys cuz its considered boring. People go to "the river" which is also stupid and boring since its made for tourists. Girls these days arent really down to hang out at the pool with real men. Most girls spend time with their friends. Watching baseball is considered dum unless its professional. Football games never happen often.
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Old 06-11-2007, 11:29 PM
 
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I don't find the "homo joint" comment very appropriate, but I will keep the poster's age in mind.
I was thinking of things to do as an adult.I consider the summer very much the equivalent of a northern town's winters. We stay inside during the summer, go out side the rest of the year. Many people around here ride quads and dirt bikes, also many of my friends have motorcycles since the riding weather is longer here. I like the Knott's Water Park, and Casino Morongo is fun, but it's getting really crowded on the weekends. Desert Hots Springs used to have day passes at their resorts, but it seems like most of those resorts have changed to day spa packages that are pricier. A lot of the casinos have good concerts, and there are the events at the McAllem (sp) Theater. There are a couple new skateboard parks, an Imax Theater, and a bowling alley with a late night laser light show.
There are plenty of things to do, but you have to be willing to go out and not have your entertainment spoon-fed to you.
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Old 06-12-2007, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Palm Springs vs. Las Vegas

Palm Springs
good
it's in Southern California which is a bonus in itself. It's a hop, skip and a drive to the beach/snow/river, the GOLF, decent schools, diverse communities, affordable housing (to buy and rent).
bad
100+ temps, traffic is getting worse, North Palm Springs
ugly
awful housing worth dip, those 123 degree days.

Las Vegas
good
social life, GOLF, job market, both a sellers & buyers market (if that makes any sense), Henderson NV
bad
"northside", traffic, heat (not as bad as PS, but pretty bad)
ugly
just too far away from the beach

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Old 06-12-2007, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Desert Southwest
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Well after having lived in Palm Springs for about 8 years, I can't say that I disagree with Mycool's assessment of the area. You would constantly see stories on the news or read in the paper about how little there was for teenagers to do in the desert.

The weather is not really conducive to running around outside all day during the summer. You can only go to the mall, the water park, the skate park, or that pathetic street fair so many times before you're bored out of your mind. And some of the things that were posted by others like the McCallum Theater are really for adults that don't mind wasting time and money to see mostly old washed up "stars" do their thing.

Perhaps his choice of words (homo joints) doesn't fit your idea of politically correct speech, but he isn't wrong. Palm Springs is definitely very gay, and getting more gay by the day. The city is trying very hard to attract more gay events and to make Palm Springs a gay tourist destination. Great if you're gay, but not much help if you're a straight teenager looking for something fun to do.

Obviously, the original posters will do whatever they feel is best for them and their 17 yo. But personally, I wouldn't move my kid out to Palm Springs for anything.
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Old 07-03-2007, 03:14 PM
 
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Thank god im moving away from the desert.
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