Sunday, July 31, 2011

Palm Springs - Phase 2: Complete {Family Vacation}

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Last week we took our very first family vacation to Palm Springs.  We had SO much fun!  As it was like 1 million degrees, we spent the majority of our time in the pool.  Here is the rest of our journey through photos.

{day 1}

{day 2}

{day 3}

I grew up visiting my grandparents near Palm Springs and it is a very special place to me because of that.  I can't think of a better place for a family (or any quick get away) for that matter.  We stayed at the Ace Hotel and as we were there mid-week, the family to hipster ratio was very much in our favor.  We swam in the main pool and enjoyed the music, some drinks (note:  do NOT tell your kids that they have slushies by the pool as they are of the adult variety and can not be made otherwise - fearing a meltdown approaching one rad bartender offered to "muddle" the ice and pour apple juice over it.  GENIUS!  I have added him to our will).  The Living Desert Zoo was fun just FREAKING HOT, even very early in the morning.  And if you are rather squeamish of all living animal creatures (like me) be warned, you are in a pretty wild place and may come across snakes - as in non-caged, I could jump at your throat and you wouldn't even know what happened snakes - just cold kickin' it in front of some vending machines.  And FOR SURE, especially if you have little boys, you MUST stop at the robotic dinosaurs and museum off the side of I-10 near Cabazon.  Sure they bamboozle you for an extra $20 to climb up into the mouth of one of the dinosaurs, but that was the best $20 we spent that whole trip. The boys loved it!  

Can't wait to share a VIP tour I was part of last Saturday put on by Bertolli.  I'm hoping to get that up before I leave for Blogher...I took a ridiculous amount of photos...It was a radical experience.  My heart and stomach are still full.  

All photos are mine. 


Melissa C said...

Loved the vaca photos. :)

Jenny @ Hank + Hunt said...

OMG!!!! I have to go to Palm Springs! and my boys would love that fabulous dino almost as much as I would!!!! (yes, me)
These photos are great! I wish I had family photos like those!

Julie {Angry Julie Monday} said...

Looks like a great trip! I'm pretty sure that we are going there at the end of the month! My son will love the dinosaurs!


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