Sunday, May 4, 2008

We did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it would be...






That's one of my favorite movie quotes. I love to do nothing every once in awhile. It's been over a week, but I need to post about our very nice trip we took to Palm Desert. I had a few days off from work and Chris and I were trying to decide where to go. San Diego, Las Vegas, Rocky Point....anywhere as long as the kids stayed here! Finally we decided to go to Palm Springs and leave the girls with Gabby who lives only about 30 minutes away. We began searching for hotels....uh oh....everything in Palm Springs is really expensive. 2 star hotels were about $130 a night. Turned out it was the Cochella Music Festival that weekend headlining Jack Jackson, Pink Floyd, and Prince. So we decided to Priceline a hotel, hoping we could get a 3-star for around that price. We entered a bid for a 3-star at $120 and the computer took awhile, but it finally came back and it said "Congratulations we've upgraded you to a 4 star resort in Palm Desert at $120!" We were so excited! We stayed at the Hyatt Grand Champion Resort and Day Spa. Check it out. http://grandchampions.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp It was definitely the fanciest place I've ever stayed at! We looked online and the regular price for our room is $280 a night!!! It was almost embarrassing when we pulled up and a bunch a cute guys came up and opened doors and took our luggage and told us it would be taken to our room. My luggage by the way.....is old and dirty and one has a huge puke stain from Reagan that was impossible to get out. We were parked around BMWs, Mercedes, Cadillacs, and even a Black Lamborghini. Above are pictures of the Cabana we used one day and the view out to the pool.....please ignore the fat girl who thought she looked cool in our cabana. The Cabana had a ceiling fan, a TV, a fridge, and they brought water bottles and a bowl of fruit. It was so nice. Chris and I kept looking at each other and laughing. We thought for sure someone would come up to us and ask us to leave or verify we were staying there, but no one did. Everyone was really nice. We ate at great restaurants (Flemings and PF Changs) and we wandered around doing nothing. We went to an outdoor mall call the River, where our restaurants were at, and it's that same place where Gabby and Dan went for her birthday and that's where they saw Bill Gates walking in to the movie theater. Pretty cool. So anyway....it was nice and relaxing and I got to sleep through the night without putting Reagan back in her bed a trillion times and Ryan coming out saying she's scared of the monsters and I got eat all my food without Reagan sitting on my lap scarfing down all my food......aaauugghh, I miss it! Thanks Gabby so so so so so so much for taking the girls!! So....until next time.....I'll be dreaming of Palm Desert every night.

10 comments:

Gabriela Hull said...

I laughed when I pictured your suitcase. (You could've borrowed mine.) I'm so glad you got to have the cabana! The girls were great and we'd love to have them over again another time.

The McEwen Family said...

sounds like a wonderful trip you guys had. Mike and I haven't had a trip alone for a VERY long time. I mean when our mom's come we get a fast date night. But it's definatly hard not having anyone to watch the kids. You're very lucky! Enjoy it!!!

Tia said...

oh my gosh it was the same kinda thing, but I definetly could have use that cabana!! Wasn't it the greatest thing ever. Tim called the kids like 4 times I think I talked to them once!

PEHNelson said...

What movie is that quote from? yay for no kids!

Chredna said...

The quote is from Office Space.

T is for Thompson said...

This post made me laugh so hard. The suitcase, the girl trying to look cool in the cabana, parking amongst the fancy cars, thinking you were going to be asked to leave...Hilarious!!

Becca and fam said...

Palm Desert is where Phil and I went for our anniversary. I'm so jealous! But really very excited that you guys had so much fun. Will you be in Phoenix anytime soon? We will come through Yuma in Aug, I want to see you guys. :)

Wesman said...

I love the part where you and Chris look at each other and laugh.....that is so what we would do. Sounds great!

Lonna said...

Chredna! I am so glad that Bryan found you guys or visa versa. Your blog makes me laugh every time. It is so neat to see what is going on in the life of The Chris Thompson Family. I too have been the sexiest car at the all too expensive hotel. Sorry about your embarrassing luggage! Nothing like happened to us. We just tossed our duffle bags to them.

Sabra said...

Your vacation ended some time ago! I'm patiently awaiting a new post! Back to work, Lady!