We just enjoyed a great family vacation to sunny (SUNNY and warm) California. This photo-heavy post covers our first four days in Palm Desert.
This is our third annual sun-seeking vacation to the Palm Springs area. This year, we followed our PS tour with a trip to Disneyland. After editing down our photos from the trip, I decided it was probably best to split the trip into two separate blog posts.
|Who's excited to be on their way to|
This year, we stayed at the Marriott Shadow Ridge resort.
Guess who loved their first day: swimming, visiting with Grandma Lulu, and the 90 degree weather?
|My Little Mermaid|
Counting wild jackrabbits...
|Did you know that rabbits breed-- a LOT?|
... Heading to Grandma's house,
enjoying wine and appetizers...
... Visiting through the kitchen window.
Closing the night with:
Fun. Fun. Fun.
Breakfast of champions,
|Oh yeah... those are Honey Nut.|
... More swimming,
(Insert: Cocktails, lunch, book-reading in the sun)
a few games on the Kindle Fire.
Lounging on the patio in the morning sun in our pajamas,
... making sketches of nature.
|Geneva found a really cool sketch book.|
Followed by a GIANT chess game between Geneva and Greg.
|Directing Piper where to move her|
Can you guess what we did next?
... flips and tricks.
(Insert: Cocktails, lunch, baths, naps, dinner with Lulu and a late bedtime.)
Day Five: Departure (sad),
heading to Disneyland next (happy).
Morning visit and a breakfast date with Lulu.
Nature sketching while we waited for our breakfast order.
|"Look out, Mickey! Here we come!"|
|"Thanks, Palm Springs! It's been fabulous!"|