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Monday, January 16, 2017

Palm Springs, California | A Story in Instagrams & More

Last week, my family and I went on a trip to Palm Springs, California.

Now, I’ve been there before, and I absolutely fell in love with it on my first visit. Two years later, Mom and I got to bring Dad, and it was a fun time all around.

So, here is a little story of our trip, told in Instagrams.

The Cabazon Dinosaurs


These guys are the BEST.

I discovered these statues via Pinterest a couple of years ago. They are dinosaurs that are - quite hilariously - situated behind a truck stop off the interstate. They were originally plaster-white, so it’s nice that they were painted over and given glowing eyes. I named the Brontosaurus Littlefoot (of course!) and I “ran” from the T-Rex.

If you like goofy/awesome photo ops, I highly recommend visiting these huge dinosaurs.

King’s Highway + Ace Hotel


Where we stayed is one of my favorite hotels of all time: the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. Great retro/hipster atmosphere, great food, great smoothies!

(Also, there was a turntable in my hotel room. I played copious amounts of Loverboy, and it was amazing.)

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway



Something that Mom and I had meant to do was go up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. It goes up to San Jacinto Peak, about 11,000 feet above sea level. 

Due to that altitude, there’s usually some or a lot of snow. The snow the day we went was patchy, but it was windy and it was cold. It was still a lot of fun, though! (Nothing beats eating nachos at 11,000 feet. 😉)

Pioneertown, California


We made a day of going to Joshua Tree National Park (more on that in a little bit), but in searching for a little diner called Pappy and Harriet’s (which wound up being closed the day we visited), we came across and explored Pioneertown.

This place was adorable. If you like Westerns - or at least “An American Tail” - Pioneertown is for you.

Joshua Tree



This place is the coolest.

Joshua Tree National Park is filled with unique rocks and trees and mountains unlike any national park I’d ever seen before. It’s an incredible display of God’s creation.



Also, I climbed on some rocks. Of course.

This was the best trip ever with my family.
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