Friday, June 29, 2012

Palm Springs: The Recap

With our toenails painted, we were ready to peace out of San Mateo.

 We had our lion pride packed and ready to roll rawr.

 A quick stop for 21 & over chocolates, America, and a little bit of spelunking.

{Insert driving for dayzzzz here. And traffic. Hella traffic.}

Finally. Windmills. Glorious windmills. 
We're getting close.

We're here. 
We're pumped.
Which way to the pool?

Palm trees. 

 A quick little desert 5k with my workout buds.

No, you are not seeing a mirage.
That is a camel. 
We are in the desert after all.

 Back poolside.
With a local.

Diet coke delivered to my lounge chair.
Do you see why I never wanted to leave?

And the Giants played.
A lot of baseball.
And we took a little break from the sun. 
Someone was concerned we were missing out on all of the fun. 
Cindy and I both woke up to this nosy nelly.

After naptime, for both of us, 
Haydenboo and I caught up a bit on life.

 Oh, and then we went to the conference.
Al Mohler.
I love that guy's humor, and teaching style.
And his love for the Lord.
3 points on the sufficiency of Scripture.
Followed by 7 more points.
It's a good thing I'm a linear thinker.

Back to the house where craziness ensued.
There were poolside s'mores.
And a poolside fife jam sesh.
You read that right.

And another morning spent poolside.
Under this.

Followed by a lot this.

And then somebody turned 9. 
There was cake.
And a curly hair party.

And the next morning, you could find me here.
This is what our compound overlooked.
Desert for dayzzzz.

Compound living means communal eating.
Grilled Cheese Factory. 
Everyone had a job. 
I can butter bread like no one's business.

Post grilled cheese swim.
Handstand push-ups in the pool.
As unathletic as I am, growing up in a pool taught me to do a mean underwater handstand.
Add a push up? No problem.
Like a boss.

Time to cook dinner, already.
We ate a lot this trip.
It happens.
Also, poor ventilation happens.
Followed by the Lord shining down on compound life.

Also, could we have had a cuter visitor? 
She loves herself some Hope sippy.
And goldfish.

Another full day of swimming.
Ending with 8 adults and two littles in the world's smallest hot tub.
And this night sky. 
Palm Springs, you were good to us.

A fun alternate route, avoiding the grapevine and all it's construction traffic drama.
Route 66 style highway. Straight out of Cars.
I'm pretty sure I saw Mater out there.
And more windmills.
I don't think I could ever get enough of the windmills.

And vacation fun lasted just a smidge longer getting to see Katygirl & her little Giants fans.
A great way to end an incredible 5 days.

PS I think these fans are the Giants lucky charms!
They went on to sweep the Dodgers and tie up for 1st place!


  1. you love your people. i'm jealous of them.

    i've never been to palm springs or a giants game or eaten at the grilled cheese factory. with you, it all looks like F.U.N.!

  2. SO FUN!
    as in, no words can describe how much i loved reliving it all just now.

    can't wait for next summer and compound living again.


  3. Looks like! Palm Springs looks gorgeous, and who doesn't love grilled cheese! Have a great weekend!

  4. Favorite pic is the one of the Lord.

  5. Love & can we just move there already?!

  6. were you at resolved? we went to grace and helped at the conference when we lived in cali. love it. i just started listening to the sermons today. (if you weren't there i'm going to feel kind of dumb leaving this long comment about it.) and how cool you meet katy. she's a fav of mine ;)

  7. I think you deserve Dave to hand deliver DC for the rest of your life after the animal filled car ride. Lions, dogs, whales, norwegian forests. We owe you HUGE. And I want to go back. Today. It's too cold here.

  8. amazing!!!
    so glad the trip was a blessing...and stopping to see the katygirl gangsters? extra treat!

    so. let's talk about a palm springs meetup. or an anywhere meetup.
    it'll be awesome! i ain't lion!