During coffee the other day, she suggested that rather than just sitting around wondering how our family was doing, that maybe our time would be better spent staying active, keeping our minds off back home.
Sounds like a great idea I chimed in, what should we do first.
The Outlet Mall, she squealed with a huge smile on her face !!
The Outlet Mall, I squealed with a huge frown on my face !!
Off to the mall we went, and I was going to have fun, even if it killed me.
Teresa walked away with two new purses, two exercise outfits, and tons of clothes for the Grandchildren.
Me, on the other hand, well I was stuck holding all the bags.
The next adventure a couple of days later was a great road trip to Idyllwild.
This small village is about 6000 feet up. The temperature dropped from the high 80's, to the 60's, and we were loving it.
In fact there was snow on the side of the roads !!
When I was googling this resort town, everyone recommended a stop at the local bakery for the Caramel Pecan Rolls. They were not wrong !!
The pine trees were giving off this amazing scent, and with the cool air, we felt invigorated.
We attempted to walk off our snack by checking out the local shops and galleries. We were struck by how friendly the locals were.
Back in the car, we headed home a different way, and soon found ourselves on the Pines to Palms Highway.
A squiggly road for sure. Also, please note on the GPS that the speed limit was 55mph, but I was only doing 40mph, and Teresa was still digging her claws into the dashboard !!
Soon enough, we had to put the A/C back on because the temperature was rapidly increasing as we descended into the valley.
Yep, the first thing we saw were palm trees !!
We are going to possibly do this trip again, when it is just too darn hot to enjoy anything else !!