Trey’s last day at his job was a couple weeks ago, so we celebrated with a trip down the coast to hang out in LA, then drove out to the desert and spent a few days lounging in Palm Springs and gawking at the giant trees in Joshua Tree.
In LA we stopped by the General Store and Deus Ex Machina in Venice, then got coffee and walked along the Santa Monica pier in the morning and played on the giant jungle gym at Muscle Beach. We always come and do the rings here whenever we’re in town. Jack came along everywhere with us, of course. He isn’t a big fan of walking on the pier…he knows there’s water underneath and crouches down all low. We had a lot of fun being the big kids we are.
From LA we drove east to Palm Springs. We lounged around the Ace, drinking fruity iced drinks and swimming in the pool. We were the least tattooed of everyone there, despite us collectively having a few. The chill vibe was cool there. Then we had the best mexican food and watched the prettiest sunsets. At night the stars were so bright and we hung out by the fireplace on our private patio. The next day we drove out to Joshua Tree national park and walked around the desert. We climbed the rocks around Skull Rock and looked at the huge succulent trees that towered over us. No one was out there. It felt otherworldly. Then we said goodbye to the 106 degree heat, drove home to the Bay and picked up Keeper. We’re gearing up for a weekend in Tahoe soon, then we’ll go up north to Washington for a month. More on that soon. Yay summer!