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Relaxing Trip to Arizona

 I spent last week and weekend in Arizona.  I went to Phoenix and Scottsdale to meet up with one of my best friends.  We did absolutely nothing but relax and eat (I think I gained 10 pounds).  We lounged by the pool, until the weather decided to turn chilly on Saturday, which was actually fine by me.  We have had such warm weather in Santa Barbara, that it was nice to have the feeling of Fall around. We also had some delicious food, followed by dessert, at every meal.  It was just wonderful to see my girlfriend, and also very kind of her parents for letting us use their home. 
Some of the yummy restaurants we visited were:
Chelseas Kitchen
I suggest trying them all.  They were amazing!
Thanks Andrea and Family for a great weekend!!!


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A Few Days In The Desert



 The husband and I decided to go on a little getaway for our one year anniversary (time flies when you’re having fun).  We went to Palm Springs.  What a fun adventure it was.  We stayed at La Quinta Resort and Club.  The grounds are gorgeous and the staff was amazing.  We did lots of lounging by the beautiful pool.
I have always wanted to visit Joshua Tree (the inner-hippie in me).  We decided to take one day, and go explore the “ghost town”.  We stopped as soon as we arrived in Joshua Tree, to grab some food, at a really great place called Crossroads Cafe.  The small cafe reminded me of a struggling musician hangout, with really chill folks.  The food was delicious.  lots of vegan items and smoothies, along with some yummy sandwiches.  After exiting the cafe we drove 1/2 a block to the entrance of Joshua Tree National Park.  Wow!  The most amazing place I have ever been.  We drove 12 miles and reached 5600ft, to see the most beautiful view.  I suggest checking this place out.  You will not be disappointed.  After gawking for a good hour, we headed back to Palm Springs to relax some more before going home.
This was the perfect little getaway.  Thank you, husband.
PS Palm Springs had a Target and Homegoods store, which I had to stop at, because as you know (or may not know), Santa Barbara has neither.


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