Thursday, August 22, 2013

When we got away for a babymoon

walking to movie colony
movie colony sign
mid century modern decor
movie colony bar
movie colony decor 1
movie colony flora
movie colony pool
alex in pool
movie colony buoy
movie colony decor 4
helen 8 month bump at movie colony
hidden door
alex bike riding
helen bike riding
We packed our bags for a short-lived getaway this past Monday and Tuesday as a final hurrah before the baby arrives. We'd yet to gallivant Palm Springs together, and Alex unearthed reasonable hotel deals there, so we ended up in the land where it's hotter and calmer.He adores chain hotels, but this time, I was able to cajole him into booking a boutique hotel for which the desert resort city is renowned. We stayed at the Movie Colony, where the ample mid-century modern architecture and decor made Alex feel as if we were on the set for a quirky Austin Powers movie. I just told him he felt like that because he's a Hilton snob - haha!

We accomplished exactly what was on our babymoon agenda: not much at all, besides lounging about. That entailed my sitting while Alex swam, and our taking advantage of the free happy hour, breakfast, and bike rentals. I was so excited about the complimentary bike rentals. I probably shouldn't have ridden a bike while 8 months pregnant, but God was good in keeping the excursion safe and hunky dory. We lasted 15 minutes on the streets before melting in the sweltering 115 degree weather by 9:30am. Jeepers! All in all, we had a swell time unwinding; I really, really love going on adventures with the husband! We even made an excursion to Joshua Tree during our stint there, upon which I shall elaborate in the forthcoming post.


  1. What an incredible place for a Baby moon!

  2. sounds like a great place! looks uber relaxing. and i love the flat cactus! so cute! :)

  3. i love the idea of a babymoon, how clever! definitely looks like you guys enjoy eachother's company so well and make the most of your time together. that's awesome friend! can't wait to 'meet' your little one!

  4. I'm so glad you two were able to babymoon! Will and I managed to get away for a babymoon right before miss Plum came and we truly treasure the memories and quiet time that it afforded us. Absolutely a gift.

  5. Looks so much fun. Ruben and I didn't get to have one.. but it is highly recommended. :D

  6. This definitely looks like such a good time. A "babymoon" is such a good idea! I'm happy you got to spend some quality time together :)

  7. How wonderful! This is a perfect way to connect and enjoy each other before baby's arrival. I'm amazed with how hot it gets, but it is so beautiful! Can't wait to see the Joshua Tree pictures. Enjoy these last few weeks and get excited!!

  8. omg i love your photographs! i love photography<3
    would you mind to follow each other? :)


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