Thursday, August 9, 2012

A trip to the desert

Our family took a short trip to the Palm Springs area as an end of the summer get-away. Living in year round 70 degree temperature, I am quick to forget what extreme cold and HOT feel like.  Well, we were reminded of hot temperatures.  It was up to 115 degrees in the day and down to 98 degrees at night.

 We took the boys to an exotic car museum.  Their interest and knowledge of cars has been greatly increasing this year.  They both picked out their favorite!

 In between swimming times, Brooke and I did a little shopping at the quaint shops at our resort---La Quinta.  Gary and I took an opportunity for an evening stroll.  It is beautiful (but still hot!).

                                      We stopped at the dinosaur exhibits on the way home.

 Everyone of the kids are becoming quite the fish.  Wesley is pictured below and has always been our best swimmer.  He was teaching me to swim the backstroke/freestyle, alternating between the two.  It was interesting. 

 I am thankful that we got a good family picture at the top of the post.  However, here was the first attempt.  Gary set his camera up, but he didn't quite make it in time :)

1 comment:

Janice Sturgill said...

Love your choice in cars guys! Looked like you had a lot of fun. What is in Brooke's bag. Sure wish we could have been there! Hey, Gary I love the last picture of you. And I love to see all the kids smiling faces. Love to you all.