Five for Friday LInky

So today is our last day in Palm Springs.  I have decided to take part in the Five for Friday linky party over at doodle bugs teaching.  Click here to hop on over and check it out.

So this week was NOT very school centered.  I've been working on some products that will be coming up soon, but otherwise, not much on the teaching front.
So I thought I'd share my five favourite things from our trip with you.

Next week is our 10th anniversary.  We go to Palm Springs and spend a week with my parents every Spring Break.  And every year, our anniversary falls during our trip, but this year, Spring Break was early.  So our actual 10 year anniversary is next week.  

Here we are dressed up and ready to go out.

So, considering that we have free babysitting while we're on our trip, we decided to celebrate by going to our favourite restaurant in Palm Springs - Spencer's.

It's not cheap - so it is definitely a special occasion restaurant for us.
BUT the FOOD is AMAZING.  We had crab cakes, and Rack of Lamb and Surf and Turf.
And they even brought us out a special desert for our anniversary. 

You can sit outside in this amazing tree-covered patio.  They have heaters for those cold desert nights, and air conditioning for those hot summer days, and it's outside with a fabulous roof of tree branches and fairy lights.  I leaned back and took a photo.

Plus a little bonus was that unknown to us, it was a special night featuring a selection designed by Cat Cora, and she was even there mingling.  I didn't get a good picture unfortunately.  I always get nervous around celebrities and my hands were shaking.

Going to Boomers was a lot of fun this year.  We haven't gone in a few years because we've started our trip at Disneyland and then driven over to Palm Springs, but this time we came straight here.  So although it's not anything like Disney, it was still a fun few hours of games.

My son loved the Bumper Boats

My daughter, the adrenaline junkie, loved the go karts. 

My son tried out the climbing wall.

And we tried out the mini golf.  My kids are getting much better every year.


Going down to the Salton Sea.  The craziest place I have ever seen.
You can get more details from my post here.

The Pool.

  The kids love swimming and would spend all day in there if they could.
I would love, love, love to get a pool at home.  But we really don't get enough hot sunny days to make it financially viable.  Anyway, the complex that my parents stay in has 19 swimming pools.  So there's one really close.

Spending time with family.  That's the most important part of our trip!

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Oh, I'm so jealous! =D It looks like you had a blast. My spring break starts in a few weeks. I can't wait. Thanks for sharing your Five. They're fabulous! Happy Friday and Happy Spring! :)
    Literacy Loving Gals

  2. Hi Sandra,
    What a great spring break! I read about the Salton Sea too. That was fascinating info. Enjoy the last bit of your break!

  3. Hi Sandra,
    Looks like you had a fabulous Spring break. My husband and I celebrated 10 years back in September. Congrats! Your two littles look like they had a blast. Mine also love the pool. That restaurant looks AMAZING!!! What a special celebration. Thanks for popping by my blog. Your blog is adorable!
    Joya :)