We woke up this morning to the ground covered in snow
|I'm missing the palm trees, but this is undeniably beautiful too.|
March 21-29, 2014
Since our kids had exactly the same days off for spring break this year, we planned a family trip. My husband, son, and I met up with our daughter (coming from college) at the airport in California. We spent part of a day on the California coast, and then drove to the vacation home we had rented for a week in Palm Springs. None of us had ever been to Palm Springs, but it exceeded all of our expectations. We had a wonderful week enjoying sunshine, warm temperatures, family time and the desert.
|California landscaping looked especially|
beautiful after the snow we left behind!
|I got some help with free advertising for this blog :)|
|We are standing in front of a Joshua tree. These|
Dr. Seuss trees are not really trees, but Yucca, and
they can grow up to 40 feet tall!
|This 26-foot statue of Marilyn Monroe will soon be moved from Palm Springs to New Jersey. Many people were downtown |
for a send-off party for "Forever Marilyn" while we were there.
|A grapefruit tree was growing right|
outside our sliding glass door
|Who doesn't love palm trees? |
children's t.v. show, "Blue's Clues"
|We drove by some of the biggest windmill farms I have ever seen.|
|This notepad is from the Eccolo World Traveler "Lofty Thinking" collection|
|"Life takes us to unexpected places...Love brings us home."|
The author of this quote is unknown, but it is a very fitting saying for my family.
|This event was an example of modern technology at its worst and its best. A phone call from someone in another state caused all of our local schools to be evacuated yesterday yet cell phones played a crucial role in notifying parents and helping them locate their children after the event.|
|My hairstyle before this morning|
|My new layered look|