When I thought of going shopping at Desert Hills Premium Outlet Mall in Cabazon, Palm Springs, California, I never dreamt I'd be going there in this ...
Yes! A twin engine Cessna! Imagine! Going shopping by plane!!!! What a treat!
This beauty was piloted by B, the very same kind person who took us to The Cannery at Newport Bay for dinner! And I need to mention a big word of thanks to him and his wife, A, who very thoughtfully ensured I'd be comfortable with the idea of flying in a small plane. She assured me that her husband is a safe and good pilot, which I can now testify to :) His was one of the best take-offs and landings I've ever experienced!
This was truly an experience of a lifetime! And a peep into the lives of the rich and famous :)
Some scenes taken from the plane ...
Laguna Beach ... from the air ...
(this wasn't one of my favorite parts, as the flight plan called for a u-turn at this point ... watching the horizon change positively made me turn quite green ... being motion-sickness prone is not fun ... it was at this point that I realised that the lifestyle of the rich and famous is not for me ...)
Wonderful shopping at Desert Hills Premium Outlet!
And just check out that beautiful backdrop! What more can a gal ask for?
(Here, I need to thank our friend and pilot, B, for his patience in indulging us in our shopping quest :) )