Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II
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Luckily the current storms remain thousands of miles away as friends and family struggle with winter. Cath & I are visiting Southern California.
It's near 80F by this elegant pool in Palm Desert. Half of the people rest on recliners in shade; the other half read, sleep or chat out in the sun.
This is so like life! Some want heat, others cool. ...
... packed and went to dinner by boat early ( in order to get an early night) at the on resort Japanese Restaurant with knives being thrown in the air and food cooked on a hot plate in front of us - Teppanyaki style. Good way of meeting other diners as well. Ended up having a few whiskeys by the lake and not having a particularly early night at all. Still, it wasn't too late and we got in few hours before we got up and set off for Death ...
... towards us. Talia had ran off for one more hug from Nana and Papa and Jess encouraged her to hurry-- no shoes on and a hug so sincere. A perfect end really.
We were only travelling some 250 km. or so to Indio. Highways 67 to 52 to 15 to 79 to 371 to 74. Naturally being a Friday afternoon the 15 saw traffic increase but we lost some after a bit on the 79 but it also turned into a single lane highway. We love those over the multi-lane highways ...
... all the adults and Grandpa would always head up the dish crew at the end. We really had it made back then and like most things, I didn't realize how much I appreciated those moments until they were gone. We can try to recreate them and it sure is special when we all get together but it's very seldom that we do. I would find myself those days in Grandpa's lap for photos and a kiss and since then, we've visited them a few times at their house in California but I ...
... chapter. I think of it more as starting a whole new damn book; I am going from reading Green Eggs and Ham to cracking the spin of War and Peace and jumping right in! It is scary but it is also something that excited the hell out of me. I am lucky to be the type of person who looks for change and doing things outside my comfort zone so this should be perfect. Sounds good in theory but we will see how it turns out. Hopefully the next couple of months and ...