I know Palm Springs has a reputation of being full of old people - but maybe that's our scene. This was my third trip to the desert, all with kids, and I couldn't love it more. The skies are perfectly blue every single day, the weather was phenomenal, and it's California! Good food, fruit trees, cocktails, crystal blue pools, desert hikes, Disney, the beach... I could go on and on. We are home now, and settling back into the dead of winter. Spring may be on the horizon in many parts of the world, but not so much in Winnipeg.
Tyler took about a million photos, so I may be sharing an overload of vacation pictures in the coming days. First up are some photos of us exploring downtown Palm Springs. We stayed with my grandparents in Rancho Mirage, one of the many desert cities that make up the region. Each city has their own unique charms and characteristics - Palm Springs has vintage shops, mid-century design, and lots of cute eateries. We walked around on a Saturday morning and discovered a little art festival - Soren enjoyed the wooden blocks that a vendor was selling.
After strolling down the main street and peeking our heads in a couple of vintage stores, we hopped in the car and went to the Ace Hotel for coffees and ice-cream. And avocado toast for me, as I'd heard it was amazing. The hotel is classic Palm Springs, and the kids almost snuck into the 'Swim Club'. Had we not had our own personal pool to use, I'm sure we would have paid the entrance fee and hung out with the hipsters in sun loungers all afternoon.