In Indio, California just off Highway 111 is Shields Date Garden. They are all about dates and the Coachella Valley grows 90% of the world’s dates according to a post in Conde Naste Traveler. If you happen to visit Shields, you can purchase dates and other date products and watch a short film about the sex life of the date. One thing I would recommend you try, especially if you are there on a hot day, is their date shake. A delicious milk shake made with their special ingredient, date crystals, and the usual vanilla ice cream and milk. Or if you like it in a more solid form, date ice cream. And, according to the previous mentioned post in Conde Naste Traveler, the date shake is the unofficial drink of Palm Springs.
This little post of travel trivia is for Stream of Consciousness Saturday hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is “date.” Images of Shields Date Garden by Ken Lund on Flickr, image of DVD via Shields.