It was our first time visiting Palm Springs, and we had a blast. I reserved a small house for us through VRBO that turned out to be amazing--small, homey, clean, super pet friendly and it had its own pool and hot tub. I am so into VRBO lately. Staying in a rented home is infinitely better than staying at a hotel, especially when it comes to traveling with Stewie. Plus I love how I get to stay in another person's house for a little bit. It feels like I'm getting the chance to try out someone else's life for a few days. I guess that sounds kind of creepy. Anyway...
We got a discounted rate because I think most people don't feel the need to head over to Palm Springs in the height of summer. It hit well over 100 degrees every day. But it's the desert, so the lack of humidity definitely helped. You know what also helped? Having a pool in the backyard.
|The sun's so bright N and Stewie can't keep their eyes open!|
Aside from being our first visit to Palm Springs, it also turned out to be Stewie's first time swimming! As you know, he's not the biggest fan of water. But I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to see him swim. Or try to, at least.
We tried to make the experience as un-traumatizing as possible, but I wouldn't say he had a good time in the water. But he swam in the end!:
|Stewie: "Please don't let those evil people put me back in the pool, C"|
And here's N's dad, K, relaxing with one of the mimosas we made:
|How cool is he??|
|The tram rotates 360 degrees while heading up the mountain so you can see everything.|
There's a downright beautiful state park at the top of Mt. San Jacinto. It had a lovely look to it; it's dry, but still lush somehow.
|Doesn't this meadow look like something out of Bambi?|
|How desktop wallpaper-y|
|sniff sniff snort snort|
Being on top of Mt. San Jacinto certainly gave us a spectacular view of Palm Springs below:
We also had some time to explore the town a bit. Here's C sitting with a statue of Lucille Ball:
And we had a fun time at this random hat shop:
|N: "Is there something on my head?"|
A big thanks to C and K for taking some of these photos!