10.10.2011

Desert Getaway

I couldn't get Mj to get up here with me

Earlier this year I won a two night stay at the Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs.  The hotel was free so we were going even though we set off having no idea of what there even was to do there.   That was of little concern particularly considering that we really just wanted to do nothing.  We took the scenic route there.  Windy roads and no guard rails.  Scary!  So I was not behind the wheel.  We checked into our hotel room Friday around 4pm and immediately set about taking a nap.  Once we woke up we were starving so we went online and found a place for us to eat.  We ended up at this Mexican restaurant where the servings were gigantic and the food was delicious.  When we got back we changed and went out to the hot tub.  Can you see the giant Quesadilla and Miller Light still sitting in my tummy?  The weather was a perfect 80 degrees all weekend and even at night there was a perfect hint of warmth in the air.
Hot Tub time
Pool side fire pit
Check out this decor.  Source:  Billy Reed's in Palm Springs
 The next morning we slept in way later then either of us ever do at home.  I felt like I was sleeping on a cloud in that bed and the heavy black out drapes make the room as dark as night even in the day time.  We found a place nearby our hotel to go eat.  It was this random land that time forgot restaurant that looked like something out of the 1800's.  The seats were velvet and the decor was ornate but the food was really good.  Then we headed over to Bed Bath & Beyond to pick up some things for the house.  I bought some sunglasses at Marshall's next door.  When we got back to the hotel we went to the pool.  And what a party pool it is during the day.  The pool area has this sleek Hollywood type of vibe to it.  complete with Cabana's, lounging beds, and blasting music.   That night we saw lots of people all dressed up in their party clothes roaming through the hotel so I know there was someplace happening to go to even in this tiny desert town but we weren't interested.  All we wanted to do was relax.  After a couple hours lounging by the pool we took one last dip in the hot tub and headed back to the room to do just that.  We couldn't even be bothered with going out to get food.  It was time for room service.  How often do you get to sit in the middle of a King size bed and chow down on Pasta...with bright RED sauce? We split a delicious spaghetti dinner and watched Interview with a Vampire.  We both saw it long ago but it was the only thing we could find on TV to watch so we went with it.  We stayed up really late playing Scrabble online.
Room Service Please.  Yum!!
On the way home Sunday morning we stopped at Ruby's Diner for brunch.  It was my turn to drive so Mj could watch football on his phone which was fine with me as long as he can handle my singing.  When I'm behind the wheel Sirius radio is on the Love channel where I somehow know the words to just about every song that comes on.  Air Supply, Barry Manilow, The Bangles.  It's like a time machine and I love it.  

It was a pretty low key weekend.  If you think about it we ate more then we did anything else!  We didn't do too much that we couldn't do at home but there is something about staying in a hotel and doing it in a different town that makes it fun, exciting.  Different somehow.  We weren't that far from home and we didn't do much but we were together, we were relaxing and that's basically all we really wanted out of our mini weekend getaway.

13 comments :

Lil' Woman said...

I don't see an inch of anything on you, you little skinny minny! : )

Nylse said...

when i'm on the elliptical, i think of you (and its working!) you can't tell i have 4 children by looking at me.
anyhow that sounds like a fun relaxing weekend. i hope to get to palm springs soon.

Tiffany said...

Wow, what a nice little getaway! Glad you guys had fun :)

Natalie said...

Looks like y'all had a great time! I'll take your nice flat belly, thank you :)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

This sounds like a great getaway! i love how you and the hubby make time to relax. i may need to leave this open for the hubby to see:-) we need a mini getaway!

Dancy said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend away... and I get the "will you drive?" talk all the time so he can watch _________ (baseball, hockey, football, etc) on his phone. LOL

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

Can we please discuss your bod? Um, smokin' hot! Looks like y'all had a blast!! Little getaways are the best!

Kristin said...

I've never been to Palm Springs but I imagine if I went, I'd do the exact same thing - hang out, go to the pool, and do some light shopping. Perfect city to relax in!

Ameena said...

Sigh...I used to have such a fabulously flat stomach. And then Maya had to ruin it for me! :) Just kidding...you are gorgeous!

Mrs. S said...

Look at you rockin that bikini! woot woot! what a fun getaway!

Kathy C. said...

Now that's a getaway!! Love it!

Faith said...

can i have your body!? i would be awesome on vacation with it :)

looks like such a fabulous time!

Tami-scramble said...

Looks like fun!

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