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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Palm Springs Day 2

We spent a good chunk of our second day on a guided Midcentury Modern architecture tour... which was INCREDIBLE! But we also had some time to just soak in the atmosphere.
Coffee on our  private deck!

Palm Canyon Dr is the main street of town
palm trees!

A fabulous little alcove that we stumbled upon. Wouldn't this be a great place for a snack or a glass of wine?

SHAG STORE!! So much goodness.
Tiki Shag

I heart Debbie Reynolds

Brent wearing his amazing aloha shirt.

Orbitini hour at the Inn... these were so refreshing!

View of the mountains at the Orbit Inn.

Elvis and Priscilla's gorgeous honeymoon house.... just too much!

Really neat building

Another fabulous building on the tour.
We walked up to Melvyn's for a nightcap.

Lounging by the pool before bed!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Palm Springs Day 1

We set off the next morning for Palm Springs, a first for us both! We checked into our room at the Orbit Inn, it could not have been more adorable.


Our very own Tiki.

A large selection of records were available in the lobby for your listening pleasure. Harry Belafonte was the soundtrack for our Palm Springs leg of the trip.

Our view of the pool and bar.

Enjoying a tiki drink in our private rear patio. Note the mug from Trader Sam's!

View from the rear patio.

Brent looking more concerned than he should be.

We had to try the new Tonga Hut that had just recently opened. How great is this sign outside?!

Brent looking much more relaxed.

Cocktails always bring a big ol' smile to my face.

Beautiful entrance area.

Fabulous 3-D map on the wall. It was too large for me to capture the whole thing.

Thursday nights are street market nights apparently. We watched from the balcony.

Brent reading something tiki related.

It really did have great atmosphere.

Looking longingly at palm trees.

For dinner, we ate at Tropicale. This place was ah-maze-ing! Mid-century heaven and incredible food too!

We chose to eat outside as the weather was just too good to pass up.

But the inside was SO FABULOUS TOO!!

Back to the hotel for a late night swim.

Colored lights on our private deck.

View from our room.

Another view of the deck.

At this point, I was getting jealous of all the photos Brent was taking of the scenery... so I jumped in the way of his camera.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Disneyland Day 3

Phew... after almost two months with no internet... I'm back! We have moved to Longmont and are loving it so far, but more on that later. Here are the pictures from our last day at Disneyland.
Brent, being a trooper.

Storybook Land Canal Boats. This is really one of my favorites. I would love to ride it at night with the lights twinkling.

Why can't I have a miniature Storybook Land in my back yard?




We took a leisurely ride on one of the horse-pulled trolleys.

Fabulous desk inside the fire station on Main Street.

Tiki Room waiting area.

Dole Whip.

I loved this stream down by the Tarzan treehouse.

The plants and colors were so rich... again... want this in my back yard.

Tacos at Rancho del Zocalo

Boat ride.

Later in the afternoon we took the monorail over to the Disneyland Hotel for a drink at Trader Sam's.

Brent's favorite ride.

Trader Sam's makes me happy.

A nod to Indiana Jones on the wall. I had so much fun just looking around at all the details.
We took the monorail back to Disneyland and stayed there until the park closed, just soaking up the atmosphere and jumping on rides here and there. Here I am back at the Tiki Room. Next up - Palm Springs!