As the LA weather was starting to cool off, I realized that we didn't do a lot of "summery" things this year. We traveled a lot and we were very busy... but there are very few moments I could remember that three of us simply immersed ourselves in the joy of summer.
So I was on a mission. I wanted to swim in a pool... My body temperature tends to run cold (aka. I am always freezing... when everyone else is totally warm) so I needed a pool under a sunny weather with warm water... Then I realized that Southern California would have one more hot weekend with 80/90's temperature...
So we made a spontaneous reservation at ACE Hotel in Palm Springs..., packed our bathing suits and our dog Shep... then drove away for two hours!
It was really the best weekend! Roo was finally old enough to really play in the pool with us... She learned how to kick and float on her own with the help of a training vest! Three of us splashing, swimming and jumping in the water. The few hours in the pool could not have been any better...
We also splurged a little and got a room with a patio and a fire place. We chilled, ate breakfast and spent in-between time in the patio and it was priceless. From all the recent trips, we learned that it's worth it to have just a little extra space when we are traveling with our little one. It makes the take-out food so much more cozy... and makes it easy to let the time flow while we're away.
Of course... I wished that the weekend lasted little longer... but it was just so perfect. Now I have a little special place in my memory to go back to when things do get little chilly out here.
p.s. The ACE Hotel was fun and it was really great that the place was dog friendly. Also pool was pretty great for kids; though, it felt so funny to be surrounded by so many cool and hip people. The only disappointment was that the service felt inconsistent and a wedding party that was held right next to our room went on for quite a while in the evening. When we visit Palm Springs next time, we would probably look into renting a house with a pool for two nights or look for another hotel to check in.