Although this last weekends vacation was mini it took quite a bit of preparation.
We started in July, narrowing down the vacation rental and reserving it for the weekend. Our friends flew in from Seattle early on Thursday morning.
Wednesday happened to be a late night at work and I got about 4 hours of sleep before needing to be up and packing for the weekend and heading to LAX to pick them up.
I hadn’t packed previously because after putting the desk together on Sunday I spent most of the rest of the week cleaning and dusting the house. One of those dustings that includes moving nearly every piece of furniture to vacuum under it. My lingering cough/cold/possibly allergy nonsense was the driving factor in that.
Once I got to the airport after nearly two hour drive for the 22 miles because of the hour I picked them up and out to Palm Springs we headed.
Our first day included yummy lunch at LuLu’s, checking into our beautiful rental and heading out to the Thursday night Village Fest. We stopped for dinner at La Bonitas right there in the heart of the festival and had what would be the beginning of spicy margaritas for the weekend.
Friday morning I got up early and made banana bread, watched and sketched the sunrise, took a quick morning swim and waited for Lori to drive out. Once the initial visiting was out of the way we headed into downtown for lunch and hanging out. Tonya and I got pedicures and we met up after and headed back to the house for some afternoon swimming and lounging about.
Saturday was a bit more active. Tonya, Lori and I all headed out to power yoga in the park before it got to hot. We then drove up to Joshua Tree and spent a few hours going through and taking pictures. Briana enjoyed relaxing at the house and reading two books! That night we were heading out dancing. We got there too early however and just as people were starting to dance and the place fill up we were headed out. It had been a super long day.
Sunday my sister and the girls all drove out since its only 30 miles past their house and we all went swimming. This was the baby’s 2nd time in the pool and she was much more relaxed. Another Mexican meal that included yet another spicy margarita.
Monday we had to check out and leave our little desert oasis. Lori left for work about 10:00 once we all got back from breakfast and the rest of us were on the road by 11:00. We did have all day so we drove to the beach, because is there any better way to end a desert vacation than with a trip to the beach?