Palm Springs Photo Diary

ast weekend my husband I headed out of town to escape the brutal cold winter we’ve been having in the Midwest. We decided to head out to Palm Desert for some golf and fun in the sun.
We left late Thursday night as the husband had to make a quick pit stop for work in Orange County. While he was off doing work in the morning, I enjoyed a little quite time soaking in the sun while eating breakfast and catching up on blog reading.
Palm Springs
Children of the 90’s, does this look familiar to any of you? We stayed at the same hotel where the Saved by the Bell episode where Jesse’s dad gets married was filmed at.
After that we were on our way to Palm Desert! It was a quick car ride out there and after we grabbed lunch we headed to our resort, the JW Marriott, where we proceeded to lay by the pool the rest of the afternoon. Although I felt like Caspar the friendly ghost when I put my swimsuit on, I could have cared less once I was laying in the sun taking a nap and relaxing.
Palm Springs
That night we headed to El Paseo for dinner which is a long street filled with an outdoor mall and tons of stores, art galleries and restaurants. We grabbed some pizza for dinner and then really had an exciting night as we proceeded to fall asleep at 8:30pm. The night before we didn’t get to our hotel till after 1:30 am which meant it felt like 3:30 am to us. Needless to say, we were a little exhausted.
Palm Springs
Saturday morning we woke up and headed to breakfast at Wilma and Freida’s. It’s an adorable breakfast/lunch restaurant in El Paseo that has this trendy/shabby chic/industrial farm look. After stuffing our faces with our favorite meal of the day, we found a local  French bakery that sold macaroons. Both my husband and I LOVE LOVE LOVE macaroons so we couldn’t pass these up. Sad story though, we didn’t like most of the flavors we chose as some of them had jelly filled middles which neither of us are fans of. Caramel was a hit with both of us which is always our favorite flavor.
Palm Springs
Palm Springs
We spent the late morning/early afternoon at the pool. Don’t let these photos fool you, it looks beautiful out but it was only about 65-70 degrees out. When that sun went behind the clouds it was chilly! Add to that the wind advisory that was in effect. There weren’t many people at our resort pool that morning but those who were (including us) we were warriors with the wind and chill. We all had multiple towels covering us until that sun came out, then everyone immediately tore them off! Although we only got about and hour and a half of fun, somehow both my husband and I managed to get sunburned.
Palm Springs
That afternoon we headed to the gold course for 18 holes. My husband taught me how to golf last fall….OK scratch that, I’m still learning. Right before we left for vacation he got me a set of good golf clubs so I was looking forward to putting them to use. Although I lost 6 balls in the water that day, I did have some good hits and husband said I did good job at least :)
Palm Springs
For dinner on Saturday, we headed to Arnold Palmer’s. I drink an Arnold Palmer (half ice tea/half lemonade) everyday so it was only fitting we made a stop here. We had a nice, leisurely dinner and afterwards enjoyed the fire pit as we finished our wine.
Palm Springs
Palm Springs
Sunday was probably the worst vacation day I have ever had. It rained all. day. long. What do you do in Palm Desert when it rains? Let me tell you, there’s NOTHING to do. Our Sunday went like this. Get donuts for breakfast. Back to the hotel. Complain about being bored. Watch TV. Go out for brunch. Back to hotel. Try to find a course to golf in the rain. All courses closed. Drive to Palm Springs. Walk around downtown in the pouring rain. Get the best milkshake ever. Get bored with the stores there. Back to hotel. Watch TV. Out to dinner. Bed.
Photo Mar 01, 3 46 45 PM
Palm Springs
Palm Springs
Although it was a pretty miserable day, at least we weren’t at home with snow around us.
Palm Springs
To make up for a crummy Sunday, we got up early on Monday and played 9 holes of golf before hoping on a flight back home. I must really be starting to become a golfer because I was sad when we were done and I wanted to play more! Luckily spring is almost here and I’m looking forward to bringing back Sunday funday with my husband where we golf in the morning and then head to brunch!

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