Thursday, April 8, 2010

Vacation?

Last night I packed Kate and I up and headed out to the desert with my family for my sisters spring break. They found a house on http://www.vrbo.com/ to rent for a few days which seemed great. Great until we pulled onto our street and realized what we had rented. Oh my gosh. Hilarious. Well, it is now. Once we got into the house that is on the "golf course" and realized that there is no pool to be found. No pool in Palm Desert. Not cool. The "golf course" is another story. Didn't know they could classify this patchy green grass as a course but I guess it works. My mom called the owner to ask where the pool was. Oh, it's only 3 miles away. No biggie. NOT! There is nothing relaxing about this place. The house itself is clean and cute. I guess it's great if you don't mind sitting inside all day or spending your day in the screened in backyard We are resort type people. Love to lay out, splash in the pool, be comfy. This house does not fit those needs. There will be no R&R here. As soon as we realized the pool is 3 miles away we all busted out our laptops and searched for something else. I found an awesome place and boom, we're checking in tomorrow. I have to tell you about the pool before I pack up and head to bed. So....we all get our bathing suits and cover ups on, load up the car and drive. We're driving and after 5 minutes of looking around for the "Palm Desert Country Club" we finally see the sign. The sign for the "country club" was at the Shell gas station. Red flag! We pulled into the parking lot and laughed so hard that none of us could breathe. Seriously, it was so ghetto. I don't mean to sound snooty but honestly it was not pretty. None of us had the guts to get out of the car to check it out. My mom finally got out and laughed all the way to the pool area and gave us a "thumbs up" to join her. We walked in the pool area and it was like we clicked our heels and ended up in the 1970's. From the lounge chairs, to the chain link fence to the music playing it was like we were living in a different time. SO awesome, how could we not smile and nod and think this was the life?! SO relaxing. It was paradise. Ok, all kidding aside. The house is great, but not for us. Looking forward to our move to the resort tomorrow. We had a great evening at dinner, scored some awesome clothes and sandals on a shopping trip and now I am about to kiss this day goodbye. Nothing is ever boring with us. Enjoy some of our pics. Don't be jealous now! ;)


Kate lounging by the pool

on the phone with my man..

this is our humble abode for the night

(don't mind our suits and cover up)

the awesome screened in backyard

Kate loves hanging with her Papa

1 comment:

Jamie Fingal said...

Great story about the house. I hope you are getting your money back. Have a terrific time soaking up the sun. Take alot of pictures. I envy all of you.