… high note, that is, in the low desert. …
We took a quick weekend getaway to Palm Springs this weekend, and had a great time. Things I love about about the low desert:
- Dry heat. I love it in small quantities, and when I’m ready for it.
- Hauntingly beautiful mountain ranges. The surrounding mountain ranges make you feel “nestled in,” safe somehow, like you’re in a bowl. The San Jacintos are visible from everywhere in Palm Springs — they’re dry, and haunting, and beautiful, and timeless, and they turn purple in daybreak and turn orange at sunset, and they’ve been there since the pioneers saw them, and they’re just lovely.
- It’s all about the pool. In Palm Springs, vacation is all about having a great pool. I love that single-minded focus. When we asked Nathan what he was most looking forward to, he said “the pool!” Easy breezy.
- Another world. It’s a different climate (at least 10 to 20 degrees warmer). A different ecosystem (different bugs, different lizards, roadrunners!, etc.). It even feels like a different era (all that midcentury modern architecture — even the fonts on the house numbers). Yet we can get there and back on less than one fill-up of gas. Perfect.
So that was our kick-off to start the summer! Now we’re all in our laid-back mindset. …
What gets you started on “summer brain”?