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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Palm Springs: Last 2 days

On our last full day, we got up early for a small hike up a very nearby mountain.  Pretty view!

After the hike, we borrowed these fun cruisers from the In and rode around for a while. It was so much fun that I was actually inspired to buy myself a bike when I returned.

Love those palms.
We discovered the hotel Calients Tropics. I had heard a lot about it and wanted to explore...

Oooh those cabanas!


An example of the rooms

I talked with some of the staff who told me that they are going through a major renovation. From what I can tell, this place is going to be incredible when it's finished!

What? This is amazing.

Love this idea.

Ughhh I can't wait to have a drink here!

Back on the street... I came across my star!

Another Orbitini please :)
We had a delicious meal at Copley's for our last night. Copley's was once Gary Grant's estate.

Everything about this meal was just perfection - the food, the atmosphere, and especially the FABULOUS lady that had to be in her 70s wearing the most amazing pink silk outfit ever. She is my hero. You can kind of see her to the right.
The next morning, I took a few more shots around the In...

View from our room

Hot tub area.

Hot tub area... and tiki!

View of the mountains

Close up from the above pic... you can see Frey House II

On our way back to the airport, Brent pulled into a gas station and what do we see? Oh the CABAZON DINOSAURS from PeeWee's Big Adventure. That was the best. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to go inside but it was so fun to see them.

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.