I am sitting here typing gingerly because I am feeling like any minute my computer is going to crash. I should probably be printing as many photos as I can but I felt like writing instead. Maybe tonight I will print? I also need to go to the grocery store but again, I felt like writing instead.
We had a really nice weekend. I loved having no school on Friday and Monday! I can't wait for summer! We celebrated Valentine's Day on Thursday with a nice dinner and a special dessert I made...strawberry pie! It turned out great and was delicious!!! I will try to share the recipe one of these days.
Friday, we woke up and Mannie had to work for a bit in the morning, then we grabbed some bagels, dropped off Indy at doggy day/night care and headed to Palm Springs for a little getaway. We made it there in no time and stopped for a delicious burger at The Grind Burger Bar! It was delish!! Then we went to Gramp's softball game as by coincidence, he was in PS for a softball tourney. After that, we left Gia and Gramps and headed to the Living Desert for a quick look at the Australian bird exhibit they have....one of Cami's "2014 Dreams" is to visit an aviary so we did......it was full of parakeets, her dream!! After that, we headed to our hotel for check in. The kids wanted to swim immediately so we put our bags in our room, they changed and we headed down to the pool. We ordered dinner and had a little poolside picnic. It was chilly once the shadows started to creep over the pool area so we headed upstairs to change and then out again to the Living Desert Zoo for a night tour. That was fun but I sort of wished we had gone during the day for a longer time so we could have seen everything in daylight.
Saturday, we woke up and grabbed a quick bite at the hotel and then headed out to Joshua Tree National Park....on our way we stopped at Pioneertown to check it out......it is awesome!! We had the place to ourselves, much better than the Paramount Ranch had been a few weeks back. I am fascinated with old western towns because I am from the east coast and you just don't see that sort of thing back east.
Joshua Tree was cool. We hiked to some petroglyphs which again, fascinates me! I love seeing things that I have seen in text books, in real life! It is amazing to me! The kids earned their Jr. Ranger badges as well!
After,we headed back to the hotel so the kids could swim at the pool. This night was crowded though, it reminded me of Vegas, which I am not a fan of. But they swam and we ate poolside again. We ended the night in our room, in our pj's and ordered room service dessert which was fun!
The President was in Palm Springs for the weekend and we saw on the news that you could go see Air Force One parked at the airport so we did. That was super cool!!! Again, love seeing things in real life that I see in text books or on tv. So cool!
Then we decided to hike to a waterfall. This was not as exciting and we were all tired....my bad idea! But we did it anyway....it was a good workout. We said good bye to the desert and headed back home to get Indy! I missed her alot and was glad to be back all cozy in my own bed!
Monday, the kids played at home and then we decided to go to see the Lego Movie. It was okay. Cara and Cami didn't like it. Charlie liked it.
Today was back to the usual....except Mannie and I got to have a date which was nice! We went out to lunch.
So, that is my story for today! Hope you had a great Valentine's Day and a nice long weekend!