Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Anniversary Getaway (picture overload)

The hubs and I celebrated our first year anniversary this weekend! Palm Springs was our destination and what a great choice it was. Usually, I am an over planner and make sure we visit all the attractions a place can have, with only sparing time to sleep. Ok, I'm not THAT bad but, I just don't want to skip something that is awesome and later have someone tell me, "you didn't visit the 200ft waterfall made out of chocolate!?" This time my hubby made the reservations and did no research on "things to do" in Palm Springs. Let me tell you, it was the best vacation EVER. I have never come back from traveling so relaxed, it was amazing!
We stayed at the Renaissance Palm Springs and we loved it.

Hanging poolside
Dinner the first night we went to MatchBox and it was delicious!
We sat outside on the patio where we could see the strip and people passing.
I had the roast chicken on wild rice with cauliflower mash. YUM!

For our anniversary dinner we decided to dine at Spencers.
We had lobster potsickers for our appetizer, A-mazing! 
Hubby had a steak with truffle fries and I had the duck on top of potatoes. I am sure we will eat here every time we visit Palm Springs.
How handsome is he!?
Aaaannd the cake. 
Being a year old cake - we were both pretty skeptical.  When you think about it, its been sitting in the back of our freezer since last year.  Yes, we wrapped it in saran wrap and tin foil about a thousand times but, a year old?! We let it defrost in the fridge for the day and honestly it was in the back of my mind, wondering what it would taste like. I was really worried we would both be sick. Our cake was marble flavor, not marbled in mold. After dinner we took a bite and it wasn't half bad. I wouldn't have eaten a whole slice to myself but, it was a fun tradition to share with the hubs.   
Marilyn is temporarily visiting Palm Springs. (Statue is 26 ft tall & 35,000 lbs)
After shopping on the strip, we stopped into Great Shakes.
Another awesome find in Palm Springs.
 On our last day we headed on over to LuLu for breakfast and it was pretty delish.
The first two days this restaurant was packed full of people and we will have to try this place for dinner next time.
 Heading out of town we detoured to Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
We reached an elevation of 8,516! The temperature dropped significantly at the top, almost 30 degrees cooler than the desert floor.  It was pretty cold at the top but, with a 360 view I couldn't complain.
Here we are at the top! We could see the Salton Sea from here.

Hope you all had a great weekend, we sure did!  

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