This week my girls and I headed out to Palm Springs for a couple of days in the sun as well as to help my Mom close up her little winter place and then help her drive back to Kansas City. Girl trips are fun, in that we get to shop as long as we want, hang in the sun as long as we want, and eat chocolate and popcorn for dinner if we want. We have been coming out to Palm Springs for Spring Break for the last couple of years and although Mom has her place for sale, we are secretly hoping it doesn’t sell so our Spring Break spot will be there for us for a couple of more years. When I say that we are in Palm Springs, well that is really far from the truth. We are near Palm Springs, waaaaay out in the desert in park called Glamis North KOA. Okay, yes, we are in a KOA campground. If you were to see it, you would laugh out loud, because it is far from the glamour of what you would think when you say “Palm Springs”. But there is sun, pools, and a great view of the Chocolate Mountains.
This is the view off of my Mom’s deck and those are the Chocolate Mountains. So yes, we are in the desert at a KOA but the weather is beautiful and the company is even better.
Here at the “spa” that’s what we call Mom’s winter place, they have great pools that are filled with mineral spring water that comes out of the ground at 160 degrees. So you have your choice of hot pools or cool pools.
We choose cool pools during the day and love to go to the hot pools after dark. There is nothing better the getting all warm and cozy in mineral water before you head off to bed.
Lindsey is training for a 1/2 marathon and this was her week to get in an eleven mile run so we headed out into the desert at 7 am to get her run in before it got too hot. If you are wondering how I kept up with this 20 something, I was on a bike. Eleven miles isn’t too bad on a bike for this 40 something.
Tomorrow morning bright and early we will begin our 24 hour trek across the country back to the Midwest and leave this desert beauty behind.