Friday, April 4, 2014

A Warm Retreat

I am in awe of all the creative quilters who blog on a regular basis.  I personally feel I chase my tail a lot!  I have very good intentions to finish projects, blog, even keep a clean house.  But......Oh well All is Good.
So....Spring Break took HH and I to warm sunny Palm Desert, Indio, CA  to be exact.  We stayed at a wonderful Wyndham Resort that was so relaxing and beautiful.  My one goal was to exercise every morning at their gym.  I spent an hour, 30 minutes on the bike or stair stepper type gadget!   And I am proud of myself that I achieved that goal.  And 4 days of just laying by their gorgeous pool working on a tan, with 30 sunscreen.  I didn't get very tanned, but I didn't burn myself either.  It was so wonderful soaking up the warmth of the sun,  I know we will be getting warm here in a couple more months,  I am anxious for the change!

The grounds were beautiful and even had a Starbucks to keep up a good cup of morning coffee. 
We did some eating out at wonderful restaurants, Jackalope Grill was wonderful in every aspect.  They have wonderfully prepared food in a tropical setting.   They have a gorgeous water feature that makes outside seating the most pleasant experience.

There is a tram that we took up to San Jacinto Mtn. it was a nervous ride but amazing, you rise 6500 feet to enjoy a hike full of gorgeous vantage points overlooking the valley.   They weather was perfect for hiking and enjoying the beautiful area.  

After a wonderful week we headed out to Oceanside, a two hour drive, to visit our grandson, Tylor, who is stationed at Camp Pendleton.  We met him at the beach and had the most wonderful visit, even if a short one! 
I just love this man, he makes my life feel complete when I am with him.  This week he started his Basic Recon Course, he is in my prayers every day!!!  This Marine is my Courage!

We are back in Oregon with Snow, Sleet and Rain.....and the farm on Cricketwood!   I will be back with pictures of my visit to The Fat Quarter Shop in Vista, CA.  

Spring Blessings, 


paulette said...

Hey, Carrie, we just missed each other!! We left a week or two before you...we were down the road (Desert Hot Springs) towards LA about 25 minutes. Your place looked AMAZING!! Hope it wasn't too hot for you!

Karen said...

Looks like a beautiful place to visit and enjoy. The picture with the mountains in the background, oh so pretty. Do you think spring will ever come to your home area?

Lori said...

I'm so envious of the warm weather. Hopefully some milder temps are coming this week.

Judy S. said...

Sounds like a very fun respite! Hope the weather's improving at home for you. It is here, at least for now.

Karen said...

I have missed your blog posts.

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