The closet I ever got to Palm Springs was the Marine Corps base at 29Palms. The closet i ever got to the actual base was a lovely spot in the middle of the desert called Camp Wilson. Camp Wilson consisted of 4 concrete slabs with attached water hydrants. The hydrants were the tallest structures to be seen for miles and miles. It was a lovely 2 weeks in the dry heat.
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