Let's run to the desert!

by Nicci Lee


Went from one desert to another! And it was awesome!!  

Who doesn't love Cali?!? 

Who doesn't love Cali?!? 

I pulled over for everything! :-)  

Bad idea! That was Super HOT! Not in a good way.  

Bad idea! That was Super HOT! Not in a good way.  

Scenic route through Joshua Tree...

Mickey Mouse ears, no? 

Mickey Mouse ears, no? 

The wonderful things you'll see... 

Skull Rock

Skull Rock

Aside from melting it's a pretty magical place :-). 

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Yes I can rock a wall, peace. 

Yes I can rock a wall, peace. 

And I made it to Palm Springs! Stayed at this cute clean all white with tons of living green walls hotel called Alcazar and they had little beach cruiser bikes! Uhmm, way too hot to go for a ride but a pretty cool option for the spring or fall or for the brave! And a pool! Yes! This baby beluga straight chilled, happily. The hotel has three great restaurant options one being PS's famous brunch spot called Cheeky's, the second being a pretty blow up your mouth in a great kind of a way Italian Birba's, and of course every property needs an all American steakhouse, Mr. Lyons. 

It's not GRAND but it's special and just what I love! 

It's not GRAND but it's special and just what I love! 

Across from the hotel was an awesome little restaurant called Copleys, I definitely recommend you eat there! It was formerly Cary Grants guest house turned to American style awesome chic restaurant.  

Copleys-indoor and outdoor seating option. 

Copleys-indoor and outdoor seating option. 

There's a lot of fun places to eat in PS... A couple good Mexican joints great for dinner with live music playing mildly late into the evening... A phenomenal sandwich place called The Sandwich Shop and a burger at Tyler's Burger... I visited a couple other properties around town that I contemplated staying at... The famous Parker has really cool decor and fun outside atmosphere both adult and family friendly. And The Colony hotel with decor that reminds me of Marrakech and Bali... But at the end for me, I've decided Alcazar will be my spot when in PS. 

Parker  

Parker  

Parker  

Parker  

Colony

Colony

The Purple Palm

The Purple Palm

When visiting PS, DO ride the aerial tram up!! So cool! 8516 FEET!! Some fun challenging and not so challenging trails as well as the most gorgeous view! I got to 9700 feet but I'll aim for higher next time plus I'd like to the see the Salton sea. Please be prepared as upstairs and downstairs do not share the same climate. ;-) 

View from cabin UP! 

View from cabin UP! 

Proof of my 9700!! :-P

Proof of my 9700!! :-P

One must also visit Moortens botanical garden!  I came home with a bunch of succulents too! The owners are so nice and will tell you a lot about a lot. 

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Cacti Forest

Cacti Forest

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And to finish my tour of PS, I ended it with a French savory crepe from FARM... Such a charming little spot! Merci!! Until next time... PS, I love you. 

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Outside of Parker

Outside of Parker


Other Mama

by Linda Lee


New restaurant in town! I definitely recommend having an adults night there. A fun selection of cocktails mixed perfectly! And oysters, a lot of them! Many dishes on the menu to share, this place is great for casual nights with friends or maybe even a date night ! And order everything!! 😊  A couple mommies and I got together and did just that! Enjoy!

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Anchor in Anchorage

by Nicci Lee


My son turned seven and when he was asked what he'd like for his birthday his response was "adventure!!". Alaska, here we come!!!  

LAS to SEA

LAS to SEA

Quick stop in SEA... Seattle, Washington... Where my son believes the Space Needle is a needle from space. :-) 

 

Neat Pearl Jam Art Display In SEA 

Neat Pearl Jam Art Display In SEA 

Finally! Alaska! Wow! So beautiful!! We did a glacier tour... Absolutely amazing! 

Surprise! 

Surprise! 

Jaeden spotted a black bear, otters, bald eagles and many other wild kind of scary huffy puffy animals!  

Water from glaciers is the cleanest! 

Water from glaciers is the cleanest! 

Black Bear  

Black Bear  

Just Alaska ❤️😍💦 

Just Alaska ❤️😍💦 

Jaeden turned 7 on June 26th... Big boy! We celebrated at this cool little music cafe called The Music Cafe at The City Limit Lofts. They had this little band playing and they were rad! Even sang my boy a personal Happy Birthday song! 

1-2-3-4-5-6-7. 

1-2-3-4-5-6-7. 

I'm so happy we chose Alaska for adventure! And an adventure we had! Follow the photos below to see our journey through the last frontier! :-)

 

Railroad to Grandview

Railroad to Grandview

Alaska Zoo

Alaska Zoo

Hike Alyeska

Hike Alyeska

Grandview

Grandview

Anchorage - Bear Square

Anchorage - Bear Square

Had a chance to watch the bear feedings! 

Had a chance to watch the bear feedings! 

Getting in touch with his deep rooted possibly lost roots!  😁

Getting in touch with his deep rooted possibly lost roots!  😁

Jae grilling the train conductor :-)  

Jae grilling the train conductor :-)  

Until next time... Thank you AK!  

Until next time... Thank you AK!