I spent the weekend with some friends in the desert and if you like dirt, cactus, golf and the like...it's the place to be! Indio is known for dates and Shields is the place to go for the their world famous date shake.
We stopped there on the way out to sample some dates and partake in what many say is the best date shake in the world. Most stopping by are tourists looking for a sugar rush and to sample some of the many varieties of dates. One couple I talked to at the counter live in Colorado and they make it a point to stop by Shields just to continue their tradition of drinking a shake every time they come to California.
I sampled several dates and the shake. Delicious! I haven't had a date shake in the desert since I was a little kid and it was just as I remembered. If you are in the Indio area, it's a stop not to miss!