Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring Break Trip

This year we definitely wanted to go somewhere warm but not too far away. That's pretty tricky when you live in Utah. Everywhere around us is cold still. We've had a few nice days, but the weather has been winter like lately. We thought about St. George or Moab but it's still not super warm there. We thought about Newport but beach weather in the 60s isn't quite warm enough for me! We wanted and needed Desert heat and that's when it hit me, Palm Springs! We booked our flights and spent last week totally relaxing by the pool, it was just what we needed.

We swam almost every day, the weather was sunny and warm and perfect! Drue was a little hesitant about swimming but eventually decided she liked it.
We also visited Joshua Tree National Forest. It was a true desert beauty. I had never seen a Joshua Tree so it was cool to experience that. Drue, however, did not like the time we spent here. She cried and threw fit after fit as you can see in the photos below. She is at a challenging age and gets frustrated at just about everything. It's a good thing we love her so much!

The architecture in Palm Springs is so fun. There are homes that have been remodeled and have done a beautiful job in keeping with the lines and integrity of the original architecture. We all loved these two homes and their landscaping.

Redlands, Ca
As I child, I lived in Redlands, Ca for a few years which is about 45 minutes outside of Palm Springs. It was so fun to take the kids past my old house. It looks quite different from when we lived there, but boy did it bring back memories. It was such a charming little town, it made me want to move back! Theres a beautiful university campus and groves of orange and grapefruit trees everywhere. Since we lived there, an LDS temple has also been built which was nice to see, it was beautiful!

Not the best family photo, but at least we got one. We had such a fun week relaxing and spending time together. I would go back in a heartbeat! Vacations are the best!

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