Robolites - Palm Springs, California
When we checked into Horizon Village and RV Park, Dee told us two "must see" events in Palm Springs. The first was the downtown Villagefest, held every Thursday night. The next was Robolites.
Horizon Village is a most eclectic park. It is mostly a mobile home park, with many full time
The park has about 30 "temporary" spaces for people like us. The park was recommended by good friends, and some time travel companions Tracie and Alan who stayed here earlier this year. Many of the full time homes are decorated in a wonderful style which reflects the character of Palm Springs.
Villagefest is a BLOCKS long street fair complete with music, food, crafts and dogs. They even had
fireworks with an amazing finale! I had perhaps the best street tacos ever! I was able to add to my growing bolo tie collection.
Robolites is in a category all to itself. Since it is open to the public during the holiday, one would think it is only a holiday display. In fact the artist, Kenny Irwin Jr has been building these pieces since he was 9 years old. All of these are in and around his home located in Frank Sinatra's old neighborhood.
The display is so popular that the city has had to implement crowd and traffic control plans. For us, a short walk from the Ruth Hardy Park, got us entrance for about an hour of surreal holiday spirit. I can't quite describe it so I'll let the pictures speak for them selves. Enjoy the walk. It took us over an hour!
|Come on it to Robolites!!|
|ATV's gone bad?|
|Wheelchair Roller Coaster!!|
|Little does she know what is next!|
|Whose old sandal?|
|Little Robot on a Robot's Arm.|
|Rest In Pieces??|
|I have felt like this on a bike.|
|Going nowhere fast...|
|I really have no idea.|
|Fries with that burger?|
|I feel safer already|
|Can't help looking in here, can you?|
|(music) It's a small world after all...(music)|
|Really...no idea but it's got a power strip!|
|The tree is up!|
|Okay, this is mildly disturbing.|
|All Things Microwaved|
|Keep Right...or Else.....|
|This was not a part of Robolites, but it was pretty cool!|