Destination California: Santa Monica & Palm Springs

This weekend's post features our latest vacation adventures! Roger and I have always dreamed of driving the California coast in a convertible together. We envisioned warm sun and palm trees and strong margaritas by the pool. Our sights were set on crossing this destination off our bucket list for a while; however, our timeline moved up when we found out some life-changing news: We're having a baby!! We are over-the-moon in love with baby already and I can happily say that our golden state getaway was everything we hoped it would be... minus the margaritas. After three straight months of morning sickness (such a misnomer - more like all-day sickness!) and winter hibernation, I couldn't wait to get some sunshine on my growing belly. This trip was extra special for us because we celebrated our birthdays together in a brand new place (only two days apart!) and we announced our pregnancy news to the world. Where we stayed: - Wyndham Santa Monica (right by the ocean!) - Hard Rock Palm Springs What we drove: - the new Mustang convertible What we explored: - Santa Monica Pier - Third Street Promenade - Mulholland Drive & Hollywood sign - L.A. Farmer's Market - Hollywood Boulevard - Zuma Beach, Malibu - Griffith Observatory - Big Bear Lake - Cabazon Dinosaurs - Palm Springs Tramway What we ate: - so many tacos! - Rustic Canyon in Santa Monica - Hugo's Restaurant in L.A. - allergy friendly everything! - Tyler's Burgers in Palm Springs - Las Casuelas in Palm Springs - Date shakes in Palm Springs - a must! IMG_0735 IMG_0793 IMG_0736 IMG_0745 IMG_0857 IMG_0747 IMG_0769 IMG_0765 IMG_0829 IMG_0756 IMG_0840 IMG_1090 IMG_0794 IMG_0920 IMG_0902 IMG_0919 IMG_0928 IMG_0941 IMG_1050 photo IMG_0984 IMG_1002 IMG_1010 IMG_1008 IMG_1011 IMG_1012 DSC_0965 IMG_0724 Our alcoholic beverage count for the week: TWO. Zero for me, two for Roger. It's kinda funny that I celebrated my "champagne" birthday sans my favourite thing - champagne! We wouldn't have changed a thing.
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