Saturday. It was "check-out day" and "meet Andy day".
The day started with a rehearsal in the Board Room which was also choked with the girls' luggage. It was check-out day and there was a healthy anticipation of moving on to our next base and, more importantly, meeting Andy in Palm Springs.
There was a diversion on the way, though, as the girls were taken on a guided tour of Walt Disney Concert Hall, an impressive structure that is the home of LA Philharmonic and built in 2003. Apart from its amazing acoustics, one of its unique features is that no surface on the outside of this building is at a 90 degree angle.
Oh, and the girls got to sing in here - even though it was impromptu and brief. Another tick in the box: at least they can say that they've sung in the Walt Disney Concert Hall ;)
Then, it was on the bus again with the short, lunch stop at Ontario Mills (California!), en route to Palm Springs - and Andy.
As we neared Palm Sprigs, the landscape transformed from flat, dry concrete jungle to a dry rocky/sandy outlook. Flanked by a mountain range on either side of us, with the valley floor on which we were driving peppered with wind turbines, the image one got was: hot, windy and dry. And so it turned out to be.
As we turned down Rattler Road to our final destination, ... (Be right back).