Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Palm Springs vacation

We spent last weekend on a short vacation, in sunny Palm Springs.
An easy four hour drive and a small, sleepy town made it a perfect choice for our family.
We rented a small midcentury, modern home with a swimming pool.

While Mom and Dad checked out our digs, the kids did exactly what they do at home.
Lily wanted to watch a show and William found his balls to toss around and anything/everything to climb up or into.  
We made ourselves right at home.  :)

Our first evening, we headed downtown to the weekly street festival.
We loved people watching and checking out the local goods.

After walking around for a bit, we settled down for a drink and appetizers while listening to a local band.
An Adele song came on, and Lily stood up and started singing along.  She has no fear!

Friday, we ventured up to the Palm Springs Tramway, which takes you up 8,500 feet to the top of Chino Canyon.
At the top, the temperature was a chilly 48 and we Phoenicians enjoyed being 'cold' for a bit.
After a short hike and lots of photos, we headed back down the mountain.

Lily leading the always!

Friday was also Ryan's birthday, so we celebrated with a yummy lunch, a couple margaritas, and two fairly well behaved kids.  
Not much else you can ask for on vacation!  

The rest of our trip was spent relaxing and hanging out in the pool. 
Lots of swimming, smiles, and giggles from our crew!

All around, it was a fun, relaxing trip.  I'd highly recommend Palm Springs and we'd love to visit again!


MJS said...

Looks like a successful mini-vacation. Missed seeing a picture of you (I still love seeing pictures of my babies.). I'll put Palm Springs on my list.

katieharris said...

You guys are too cute! Although, I am sad that you didn't make it in any pics, Lindsay. That's mom life, huh?

Lindsay said...

Seriously, I realized on the drive home that I hadn't been in one single picture. I must do a better job!!!

Amy Lawson said...

Looks like a perfect trip!!!