We stayed at my boyfriend's uncle's vacation home in Palm Desert. It was absolutely gorgeous! Here are some photos of our backyard, where we spent most of our time playing in the pool.
Every morning the neighbour's parrots would whistle and say "mom" over and over again. We got so used to hearing this and thought it was quite funny. We also enjoyed watching the hummingbirds drink nectar from the flowers. It was such a relaxing environment.
I also included some photos of a beautiful oasis with huge palm trees. On this hike I met a little friend. He was tricky to spot because of his ability to camouflage in the desert. I was literally inches away from him and he was so kind to pose for the camera. I took his picture especially for the students since we were just learning about camouflage!
The other pictures are from the aerial tram we took up the mountain. We were over 8500 feet above sea level! I wish I could say I was brave, but that wouldn't be very honest of me:). The view was worth all of the fear. The pictures just can't do it justice.
The next day we went to a wax museum in Los Angeles. Of course, I was excited to see a dog, Toto, from the Wizard of Oz. I was even more thrilled when I met a gigantic, 190 pound dog outside the Chinese Theatre. He was very friendly and even let me take his picture:).
The last picture is my boyfriend and I at NBA game at the Staples Center in L.A. The L.A. Lakers played Danny's favourite team, the Houston Rockets, who won the game!! Seeing the players up close and other celebrities was an exciting experience!
Thanks for reading. I love listening to the students share about their trips so I hope you enjoyed hearing about mine. :)