Sunday, September 6, 2009

Cali Trip

Palm Desert, California - September 1, 2009

On August 28th, we left our babies and ventured out for a trip to the great state of California. We used credit card points to get plane tickets and car rentals, then were able to trade in a timeshare week and so we went to Palm Desert (right next to Palm Springs). Well, it was certainly HOT. No humidity which was the only saving grace. No, forget that, that was no saving grace. The saving grace was the mister systems at the pool bar. Cooled it 20 degrees. NEXT HOUSE WE ARE INSTALLING ONE. Just to give you an idea - at 9 p.m. it was 105 degrees... I believe that it would be the first time I'd ever seen an egg fry outside - in the dark. Dangit, why didn't we try that while we were there?
Regardless of the temperatures it was still fun. Our friends Gene and Erica were our travel companions. The guys golfed and golfed and golfed some more. Our trip highlights included the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, dinner at Peaks Restaurant (original name, eh?), Moorten Botanical Garden, Angels game, Trip to the Wineries in Temecula...and more food. I can't wait for the next trip! (somewhere cooler please!!!)
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - top of Mt. San Jacinto
20 degrees cooler!!!! HAAAAAALLELUJAH!
Erica and I at Moorten Botanical Gardens
At the LA Angels of Anaheim Game vs Oakland
Erica, Gene and Mike
What's that smell? Oh, that's just my leg flesh burnt to the seat.
At Ponte Winery

Lisa Sliheet (now Larson) - Great friend from high school; lives in Cali


  1. I love your posts & I would have loved to see pics of an egg cooking on the ground!! Cute pics!!!!

  2. Why didn't you mention the part where your (my) strapless dress fell down because it was so stinkin' hot that you were sweating that much??? Hahaha.