You probably didn’t notice that there was no “Out and About” post for July. That’s simply because we actually didn’t manage to make time for each other. With school out and kids to engage, it was harder to carve out time .
So, we made up for it with a weekend away in August. Originally, I had thought we would go to Palm Springs. It was our favorite, quick getaway destination when we lived in L.A. We like the weather, the midcentury design, the relaxed, hip vibe. But it turns out that getting to Palm Springs from the Bay Area is not that easy or cheap. So we decided that we needed to go somewhere else with a reasonable expectation of hot weather (the Bay Area is so cold in the summer) and easy to get to.
We ended up at the Four Seasons in Scottsdale AZ. We wanted to stay somewhere nice since this was our first weekend away ALONE in four years. The hotel was very nice, service was great and hubby and I got to do things we normally don’t do, such eat food without having to consider a little one’s palate, read a book, watch violent/suspenseful movies on TV, and of course, chill out by the pool and do nothing. It was rejuvenating, though I will admit that for both nights I had a hard time falling asleep because I missed my boys so much.
Here are a few pics from our August date taken on my iPhone.