Friday, March 8, 2013

the desert



we're back from another holiday in palm springs. it's such a quick, easy getaway to re-charge and enjoy a little much needed sunshine during a grey, rainy vancouver winter. we rented a fantastic house designed by william krisel for the alexander company in the late fifties. it had an amazing pool and covered patio that we used daily. 


alice thoroughly enjoyed going for lots of walks in the neighborhood, looking for dogs. she also loved examining all of the pretty rocks on our property.


we hit up the art museum, the living desert (above, which also had the largest working train set i've ever seen!)....


...ate at the ace, had famous (and delicious!) date shakes at hadley's, stood by the 26 foot tall marilyn statue........


...but my favorite moment was seeing the giant dinosaurs that were in pee wee's big adventure!!! i love that movie and for years i have wanted to stop and see them but we have always been rushing to do something else, drive somewhere else, etc.


this trip we thought alice might like them too. so fun! it wasn't open when we were there so we just saw the two large ones outside the park, but next time i will make it inside!


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this the same house you stayed at last time? So wish I were there right now.

kate / tinywarbler said...

nope, different house & different company. there are so many amazing houses to rent in palm springs!!

and i wish i was back there right now.......

Diana said...

That looks like an awesome trip! I'm sold on the dinosaurs too!

Alice looks so adorable, struttin'! We need to get together sometime soon!

(I was excited when I wrote all those sentences, so that's why there's so many exclamation marks, because it's an excited tone)

Relyn Lawson said...

Your Marilyn statue image is marvelous. LOVE IT!