I was not going to post until Monday, but I realized that I had never linked up with Run! Miss Nelson's Got the Camera for her Saturday Snapshots. What more perfect way to share my self-serving bragging pictures from Palm Springs? So here it goes:).
This was my "sitting room" complete with bar and giant flat screen TV (on opposite wall).
This was my giant comfy bedroom, with another giant flat screen TV (on opposite wall).
The incredible bathroom (excuse the unfolded towel).
The huge shower with four shower heads.
The sweet balcony that ran the length of both rooms, overlooking the pool and mountains.
Unfortunately, this was the view of the mountains.
The Mountain fire had just started before we drove out.
The second night.
My poor car covered in ash. Everything was covered in ash. Smoke and ash hung in the air all week. I felt sorry for the people who were visiting Palm Springs for the first time. And having been too close to fire evacuation lines myself, I was really thinking about the people who had been evacuated and the firefighters. The tragedy outside of Phoenix was still too fresh to not worry about our amazing firefighters.
Since it was unbearably hot and smoky, we didn't venture very far from the hotel for dinner. We had a fantastic meal each night at Sherman's Deli and Bakery. They were right across the street from the hotel. If you are ever in Palm Springs, stop! The food was so good! The cakes and pastries were ridiculous! The customer service and atmosphere was wonderful.
Also, I lost $6 dollars at the casino on the other corner across from from the Hilton. If only I could use that experience to teach positive and negative integers...,"This summer I put $20 in a penny slot machine and cashed out with $31.50. Then I put that $31.50 in a $1 slot machine, and cashed out at $14.50. How much did I lose?" It has so many possibilities as a lesson:).
I hope to post on Monday, but the great room adventure is still in progress. The files have been purged and shredded, and my brother is coming down tonight to load up some of the furniture for their new house. So the actual rearrangement of rooms will have to wait until he and his family leave on Sunday. If the computer is accessible and online, then I will post about my Read 180 notebook and tentative schedule.
It is good to be back!