Thursday, August 14, 2014

Palm Springs and the Waldorf Astoria La Quinta

We have the pleasure of taking one last summer escape into Coachella Valley and visiting Palm Springs. It was awesome.


California's ever changing landscape makes it an amazing place to live. We have everything here, within about a 2 hour drive of home.


We re-recreated Lainey's rock-n-roll pose from our visit with Caroline last year.



Stayed at another amazing Waldorf Astroria in La Quinta, California. Palm Springs (the area) is made up of many smaller parts.......Palm Desert, Indio, Indian Wells, La Quinta and more.


Built in the 1920's.......historical and beautiful.


And, even though we were staying at a luxury resort, lunch still consisted of pb&js. How else would we travel as much as we do?! All about balance, friends!



There are nearly 41 (!!!!!) pools on property, but this was the main one with nice accommodations nearby. Otherwise, there are smaller pools scattered around the little villages we stay in.




Enjoyed a lovely Mexican dinner at Adobe onsite one evening.


We made fast friends with Sarah and Ishmael, who live not far from us in San Clemente. Awesome people. We had a blast. Kids went to bed after dinner and they came back to enjoy an evening on our patio outside our room.


This was the view from our patio......and you can see one of the dozens of smaller pools. Having so many options was nice.






Lainey and I treated ourselves to pedicures (2nd in my lifetime for me and her, too). Blake and Carter got haircuts, also. Jack skipped the fancy spa haircut because he only trusts Mario down by the water who cuts his hair for $7. :) I love Jack.



Blue polish with sparkle glitter that glows in the dark. She's in heaven.




Back home now. Enjoyed our evening at school last night where we picked up info for the kids' teachers. Carter registered last week. So, we're all set. Just a few more supplies needed.

We're ready! I miss our kids like crazy during the school year, but it's time. They're bored. It's time to get busy again.

(Not that we're ever not busy.)

Cheers!

4 comments:

Jboo said...

Wow -- such a beautiful place! You are so blessed to live close to so many gorgeous sites! What a fun summer you've had!!

Dorothy said...

WE HEART La Quinta!!!!!

Lauren W said...

That pool surrounded by mountains shot: gorgeous!!! And you look ah-may-zing in that back dress, my friend.

Dee Stephens said...

My Mom has done a lot of business at that hotel with her clients. It's one of her favorites! I have never been, but a good friend of mine lives out there, so I should go and visit and go!
On my list! :)