A few years ago, we started taking a trip the day after Christmas. It started when Bryan was in between jobs, but became something we continued doing. Now, it's become the thing we look forward to most during the Holiday season.
It's such a wonderful way to end one year and start the next. A chance for us to unwind, think about the year ahead, and escape somewhere warm!!
This year we decided to go to Palm Springs! Bryan has a bit of a love affair with any dessert town, and Palm Springs has always been on our list of places to go. So we decided Palm Springs was the place for us!
Flying six hours with a toddler is not for the faint of heart. It was a longgg plain ride, and it doesn't help that I am a pregnant lady. But the warm weather we met on the other side was worth it!
We flew into LAX and then rented a car to make the two hour to Palm springs. We stayed at two different Air BNB's for our trip. One was in downtown Palm Springs and the other was more remote, and actually in the dessert. It was fun to experience two different places and the second one made us feel like we were in City Slickers!
Noah did great at the Air BNB's and slept awesome in his pack and play, always a good thing!
Our favorite place we visited was the Parker Hotel. This iconic hotel has the most amazing Orange doors when you enter! It's very swanky, and we had an awesome breakfast at their restaurant Norma's. P.s. Their website is the website of my dreams.
We also loved the Ace Hotel with it's hipster vibe, and the dessert scene at the Indian Canyon Reserve.
I think Noah's favorite place was the Palm Springs Air Museum where he could actually climb inside of old war airplanes!!
The lounge at the Parker Hotel, don't get any ideas with that sign Noah!
I love capturing our vacations through pictures. It's fun to let loose and experiment with photography without feeling like I need to be "On." I also enjoy watching Noah explore new places, through his eyes things can be so magical. It's amazing to be able to take that in.
I'm always sad when these trips are over, but with time away to enjoy the ones I love most, I feel ready to start the New Year!