Tuesday, May 10
Palm Springs Pt. 1
Johnny and I had the pleasure of taking a trip to Palm Springs last week with some of our friends. It was kinda one of those moments where someone invites you and you think, "yeah, that would be nice..." but don't really consider it past that. The more you think about it, you realize, "hey, this could actually work with our schedule". So we went. And it was great.
We arrived at the Ace Hotel a little later than expected the first night because we were driving in from LAX. Hitting LA traffic as soon as you exit your plane and nail down your rental car is a little bit... well... there are a lot of words I could use, so let's just call it undesirable. We ended up making it in around 9pm and it just happened to be karaoke night at the bar. YES! We dumped our things in our room as quickly as possible and met up with Jess and her boyfriend to sing all the cheesy songs we could thing of. The night ended with roasting s'mores, night swimming, and then hard-core crashing in our comfy bed from such an eventful travel day.
The first "real" day in Palm Springs was breathtaking (the above photos are definitely backing up that statement). Please keep in mind that in our home state of MO there are no mountains. We have a hilly terrain, but golly... seeing those mountains first thing in the morning... well, no words. Okay, so maybe there were a few words-- "WHAT?!" "Is this real life?" "Okay, this is just insane."-- and my personal favorite-- "HUHUHUHUHAHAHAHAHA." (That was overwhelmed laughter if you couldn't tell.) Most of our day was spent grabbing food at Native Foods, exploring, and sitting by the pool.
We ended the evening at dinner, getting to know all of Jess' friends who flew in that day. After dinner we took serious advantage of the photobooth, watched a pretty cool band at the lounge, and of course, hit up some night swimming... which was mainly night hot-tubbing because it was a little brisk. All-in-all, day one was PREEEEEETTY amazing. xo.