Lt. Col. John A. Linnemann, USMC (retired) – 2018 Palm Springs “The Shameless Selfie Tour”, Part III

As we coast into our final day, the town of Palm Springs begins to change. Leading into Friday, the weekend travelers from L.A. and other coastal towns migrate to the desert for a couple of days away. Typically centered around R&R, this weekend will prove different with two major events happening simultaneously: The White Party, a gay dance festival, and Stagecoach, the country-western version of the Coachella Music Festival both have the local hotels booked solid and the sidewalk cafes bursting at the seams. The drink will flow and the music will play on into the night, and while great for them, my father and I will stay well away from the fray.

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