Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
A month or so after that I got a job in Palm Springs and commuted every day-in a car without air conditioning. I got used to it eventually.
...but it's a dry heat.

I think I've been to Thermal and Mecca, which is nearby and not nearly as impressive as its namesake. (Given the desert location and large numbers of date palms, Middle Eastern-themed place names, etc., are widespread. One high school's athletic teams are named the "Arabs".)