My parents are in Southern California for about a week and a half right now. Their first stop was Palm Springs. There's a trailer park there they love because the pools are fed from hot springs. The water is always bath water warm - absolutely perfect.
So I took a couple days off work to join them. Actually, on Friday, I drove by the location for Tough Mudder on my way. So it added an hour or so to my drive, but I feel much better knowing where I will be going in five weeks.
Saturday, we headed up to Yucca Valley to visit with my friends Stephen and Natalie and their kids. It's been a couple years since we did that, so it was great to see them. We ate lunch at Sizzler and were there for quite a while. Then we headed over to their house for a little while to play some games.
Sunday we just hung around the trailer swimming and playing games - mostly Rummikub since that is Mom's favorite. It was a nice relaxing day.
But the wind started coming up Sunday night. It howled all night Sunday and was blowing strongly when I left on Monday. Once I out drove the wind, I actually hit a little rain before I made it back. It had been in the 90's Saturday and Sunday, and wind also brought cooler temps with it.
All told, it was a good visit. They'll be here this weekend, and we've got lots of fun stuff planned as well.