Desert Resort Weekend

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At the beginning of this month, James and I had the opportunity to spend a lovely weekend with good friends in La Quinta, a small city near Palm Springs. This has been a rather stressful summer, so this little getaway came at the perfect time.

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We stayed Friday and Saturday night, as well as most of Sunday at our friends’ timeshare. The house had three bedrooms, one for each couple who went, and access to everything you could want for a relaxing weekend.

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We had our own private hot-tub with a fire pit that we lit our first night there while we sipped on frozen margaritas and chatted with friends. Just a short walk away was a swimming pool and a putting green to use at our leisure.

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The inside of the house was astounding. A large living room, kitchen, and dinning area greets guests as soon as they enter. All of the furniture and decor, with primarily wood, leather, and pretty fabric finishes, was comfortable and elegant.

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After two days of relaxing, swimming, and enjoying good company, it was time to head back home. It was cloudy for most of the weekend, but on Sunday the rain finally came. Despite the deluge, we decided to make a few stops on our way back, starting with Palm Springs City Hall.

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We stopped by the Palm Springs visitor center, and then made our way to Elvis’ Honeymoon Hideaway, the house once owned by the king himself.

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After that, we couldn’t resist the temptation to stop and visit the roadside attraction to end all roadside attractions: the giant Cabazon Dinosaurs.

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The one seen here has a small gift shop inside that exclusively sells dinosaur paraphernalia.

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Our last stop on our trip through riverside county was in downtown Riverside to see the spectacular Mission Inn.

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This gorgeous hotel features courtyards, arches, balconies, stained glass windows, fountains, and just about everything you can think of that can make a Southern California hotel beautiful.

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It was the perfect relaxing weekend we needed. We look forward to visiting this desert resort area again someday.

 

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