Palm Springs Pit Stop

Hello from Arizona! Ben and I just got to our hotel and I’m blogging at the desk in our room. I don’t know if it’s the lack of clutter (that is always covering my own desk at home), the buzz I get from traveling or the tiny little bottles of conditioner, but I love hotels! IMG 6360 800x600 thumb Palm Springs Pit Stop

We left home around 11:30am and packed a bunch of snacks to hold off lunch. I snuck into the bulk bin honey mustard pretzels firstIMG 6282 800x600 thumb Palm Springs Pit Stop

and brought a massive amount of celery for crunching. Living Traveling makes me extra snacky so this helps keep my mouth busy.IMG 6280 600x800 thumb Palm Springs Pit Stop

Ben packed avocados and a spoon for a snack. He’s addicted to the stuff and just scoops it out and eats it like I scoop PB out of the jar (so I’m not going to judge). I had a few bites with Wheat Thins.IMG 6287 800x600 thumb Palm Springs Pit Stop

Orange County was ridiculously beautiful today…IMG 6288 800x600 thumb Palm Springs Pit Stop

but our first stop was too! It was 72 Heaven-dy Two degrees wlEmoticon smile12 Palm Springs Pit StopIMG 6331 800x600 thumb Palm Springs Pit Stop

We made plans to stop in Palm Springs for lunch and meet up with my best friend Cindy.IMG 6317 800x600 thumb Palm Springs Pit Stop

Someone (Cindy) suggest margaritas so we ended up at Las Casuelas, a Palm Springs landmark wlEmoticon smile12 Palm Springs Pit Stop IMG 6314 800x600 thumb Palm Springs Pit Stop

We started with chips, salsa and guacamole (Ben cannot get enough avocado in his life).IMG 6298 800x600 thumb Palm Springs Pit StopIMG 6303 800x600 thumb Palm Springs Pit Stop

I got a sad saladIMG 6310 800x600 thumb Palm Springs Pit Stop

And Ben and I shared the combination plate. We’re trying to share dishes more while traveling because we can’t keep the leftovers so we end up eating it all. We’re both life long members of the clean plate club. Hopefully, this sharing strategy will help us stay healthy and save money.IMG 6306 800x600 thumb Palm Springs Pit Stop

Cindy’s baby joined us for lunch. He’s just chillin’ outIMG 6311 600x800 thumb Palm Springs Pit Stop

Ben’s behind the camera on this one or rather, on our bellies via shadow. IMG 6319 800x600 thumb Palm Springs Pit Stop

After a very long lunch we hit the road again. It’s a long drive to Arizona – over 5 1/2 hours! Luckily, I brought a new book Mile Markers. I’m already loving it!IMG 6295 600x800 thumb Palm Springs Pit Stop

I got a little creative with dinner on the road – I had packed Ben a really good lunch yesterday but he went out with his co-workers instead. We ended up bringing it along for snacking. I ate his turkey sandwich and sweet peppers with Carl’s Jr fries and a seltzer for dinner. The picture is sad, but the meal was satisfying!IMG 6334 600x800 thumb Palm Springs Pit Stop

When we finally got into town we were both ready for dessert and a quick magic phone search brought us to frozen yogurt.IMG 6346 600x800 thumb Palm Springs Pit Stop

They have Watermelon Frozen Yogurt!!! I had to compose myself, realizing this moment could potentially change my life forever and result in me relocating to AZ. Unfortunately, it tasted too artificial and did not do my favorite food justice. Oh well. IMG 6337 800x600 thumb Palm Springs Pit Stop

My froyo was chocolate-y tonight.IMG 6339 800x600 thumb Palm Springs Pit Stop

And now I’m blogging from a hotel room in Goodyear, Arizona. We have a full kitchen – stove top and everything!IMG 6347 800x600 thumb Palm Springs Pit Stop

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See ya tomorrow!IMG 6353 600x800 thumb Palm Springs Pit Stop

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Comments

  1. says

    Sounds like you are having a fun little ‘runcation’! I feel like any race weekend is a runcation :)

    Also, I know you’ve said you’re trying to eat healthier or something and even if you’re not doing it consciously, just wanted to let you know that you look awesome!

  2. says

    I love hotels too! When we were little my parents would let my sister and I open the door first to any hotel room so we could see what it looked like. I still enjoy the moment when you open the door and see where you’re staying for the first time.

  3. Michelle says

    Thanks to you two I have already started to try avocados and Ben’s right they are really good! Have fun in Arizona, and if you have time you guys should try their hikes!

  4. Ida says

    Pinkberry had a watermelon flavor last summer, maybe they’ll bring it back. I thought it was pretty yummy.
    As much as I love running, I’ve never read a book about it.

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