December 8, 2012 – Holly’s 1st Term of Chemeketa CC Ends with a 4.0! We tour Palm Desert

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We arrive at Palm Desert Community College to get a feel for what the campus is like and to see the local street fair. Holly took her Finals for her on online campus at an extension office in the May field shopping mall a few miles up Monterrey Blvd. When her result came back she scored a perfect score in every class she took. I only wish I was so smart. She worked 12 to 16 hours per day seven a days a week for the entire term.  Looks like hard work in her case pays.
We arrive at Palm Desert Community College to get a feel for what the campus is like and to see the local street fair. Holly took her Finals for her on online campus at an extension office in the May field shopping mall a few miles up Monterrey Blvd. When her result came back she scored a perfect score in every class she took. I only wish I was so smart. She worked 12 to 16 hours per day seven a days a week for the entire term. Looks like hard work in her case pays.
Palm Desert community college is covered in grass, and palm trees. This is a true Oasis if we ever saw one.
Palm Desert community college is covered in grass, and palm trees. This is a true Oasis if we ever saw one.
All the buildings have flat roofs, and most are very plain much like a 50′s institutional architecture. When we get closer we find all the halls have gentle arches for decorative purposes.
All the buildings have flat roofs, and most are very plain much like a 50′s institutional architecture. When we get closer we find all the halls have gentle arches for decorative purposes.
Behind this parking lot is their Mc Callum theater of performing arts.  It is a huge building compared to everything around it. They were having a play today, everyone was dressed professional. Other than us, there were no college bums to be found.
Behind this parking lot is their Mc Callum theater of performing arts. It is a huge building compared to everything around it. They were having a play today, everyone was dressed professional. Other than us, there were no college bums to be found.
Behind this parking lot is their Mc Callum theater of performing arts.  It is a huge building compared to everything around it. They were having a play today, everyone was dressed professional. Other than us, there were no college bums to be found.
Behind this parking lot is their Mc Callum theater of performing arts. It is a huge building compared to everything around it. They were having a play today, everyone was dressed professional. Other than us, there were no college bums to be found.
Behind this parking lot is their Mc Callum theater of performing arts.  It is a huge building compared to everything around it. They were having a play today, everyone was dressed professional. Other than us, there were no college bums to be found.
Behind this parking lot is their Mc Callum theater of performing arts. It is a huge building compared to everything around it. They were having a play today, everyone was dressed professional. Other than us, there were no college bums to be found.
The most stately building we found on the campus.
The most stately building we found on the campus.
I wonder if the local retailers are experience a run on poster paint?  These were the only signs on campus and there everywhere.  I wonder if this is why the president of the college had to resign. He and his staff have been forging document to the state saying they have more students than they have in order to get state funding. The college states it was just a minor counting error, but now the state wants their money back.  The college is now really in debt! They will have to raise the price of books again. (Now you know why college text books are so pricey.!)
I wonder if the local retailers are experience a run on poster paint? These were the only signs on campus and there everywhere. I wonder if this is why the president of the college had to resign. He and his staff have been forging document to the state saying they have more students than they have in order to get state funding. The college states it was just a minor counting error, but now the state wants their money back. The college is now really in debt! They will have to raise the price of books again. (Now you know why college text books are so pricey.!)
We made it to the street fair, it is in the back parking lot at the college. There are 350 vendors here showing off lots of golf apparel, carts, clubs, jewelry  and other shiny objects that one might want to buy while walking down the street.  One thing I always want while walking down the street, is a car, and they sell those here too.  My feet did not posses enough trade in value, to shake down a deal on a new Mercedes convertible, so we continue the walking option. To reduce walking during the fair, bring lots of cash. If you want to shop at this fair come early, they start packing up about 45 minutes before closing time.
We made it to the street fair, it is in the back parking lot at the college. There are 350 vendors here showing off lots of golf apparel, carts, clubs, jewelry and other shiny objects that one might want to buy while walking down the street. One thing I always want while walking down the street, is a car, and they sell those here too. My feet did not posses enough trade in value, to shake down a deal on a new Mercedes convertible, so we continue the walking option. To reduce walking during the fair, bring lots of cash. If you want to shop at this fair come early, they start packing up about 45 minutes before closing time.

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Walking back to our car, we find a neat fountain in the middle of their campus.
Walking back to our car, we find a neat fountain in the middle of their campus.

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They came up with the coolest use for a reciprocating saw. When the college can’t make the payments on their modular buildings, the repo man can come and saw them into chunks wide enough to be drug down the highway to where they can be resold and bolted back together in any required configuration.
They came up with the coolest use for a reciprocating saw. When the college can’t make the payments on their modular buildings, the repo man can come and saw them into chunks wide enough to be drug down the highway to where they can be resold and bolted back together in any required configuration.
They move them my way. They placed metal pipes under the building.  Providing they keep adding pipes to front of the building, a few guys can roll it all day.
They move them my way. They placed metal pipes under the building. Providing they keep adding pipes to front of the building, a few guys can roll it all day.

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This not the college, it is a country club up the street. When Athena’s internet marketing business picks up we will have enough money to own a house in here and wonder aimlessly on the beautifully mowed golf courses. Judging by the age of the folks in here, and the fact that they are using high end high powered golf clubs, one might do well to wear a helmet anywhere in the development.  The word four, is not enough, here they yell “IN COMING!”
This not the college, it is a country club up the street. When Athena’s internet marketing business picks up we will have enough money to own a house in here and wonder aimlessly on the beautifully mowed golf courses. Judging by the age of the folks in here, and the fact that they are using high end high powered golf clubs, one might do well to wear a helmet anywhere in the development. The word four, is not enough, here they yell “IN COMING!”

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This golf course is in the viaduct. Here they play in the viaduct other places you get arrested for playing in the viaduct. Common sense, guess they are above it.
This golf course is in the viaduct. Here they play in the viaduct other places you get arrested for playing in the viaduct. Common sense, guess they are above it.
We found an old church, but it is new.  Too bad the speed limit was so high, we would have liked to have taken pictures of it from more angles.
We found an old church, but it is new. Too bad the speed limit was so high, we would have liked to have taken pictures of it from more angles.
We found an old church, but it is new.  Too bad the speed limit was so high, we would have liked to have taken pictures of it from more angles.
We found an old church, but it is new. Too bad the speed limit was so high, we would have liked to have taken pictures of it from more angles.
Lunch time at Costco, this one is in La Quinta! Sure is fancy.
Lunch time at Costco, this one is in La Quinta! Sure is fancy.
Time for groceries, WINCO is located in indio off the Jackson Exit of I-10 Well we have had plenty of fun playing around the Palm Desert area. Good Evening and Good Night
Time for groceries, WINCO is located in indio off the Jackson Exit of I-10
Well we have had plenty of fun playing around the Palm Desert area.
Good Evening and Good Night
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