Posted by: Kick Drum | May 13, 2009

First Road Trip

We decided to take our first family road trip and head down to Tucson and meet up with my parents.  We stopped in Palm Springs for a couple of nights to break up the driving.

The view from our room looked like a post card.

Palm Springs Hotel

Palm Springs Hotel

Zach said he wanted to stay in the hotel room all day.  He kept playing with the doors, balcony, pillows, and other furniture in the room but we convinced him to try out the pool.

Palm Springs Pool

Palm Springs Pool

One evening after a late lunch we wanted to grab something small for dinner so we decided to go to Burger King where we could get Macaroni and Cheese for Zach.  As we walked into the restaurant Zach found the table where he wanted to sit but he needed to wait in line with us.  By the time we finished ordering the table was taken and Zach had a hard time getting over it.  After pushing his food around his plate a few times he said, “Dad, this is the worst place you’ve ever taken us.”  Sometimes you just can’t win.  Of course, that Burger King was probably the worst place I’ve taken him.

Palm Springs

Palm Springs

We drove up to 29 Palms to visit Joshua Tree National Park and take a few small hikes.  Zach had a blast climbing over all the big rocks.

Zach

Zach

Zach Resting on a Rock

Zach Resting on a Rock

Next stop was Tucson and a visit with my parents.

Nana, Zach, and Grandpa

Nana, Zach, and Grandpa

We went out to a small airport where they were holding a fundraiser and would take you up in a plane for 15 cents/lb.   A pilot named Cole took us up in his 4-seat Piper Cherokee 180.  Once we were up in the air Cole let me fly for a while!  Pretty cool!

Headset On

Headset On

After Landing

After Landing

We also went to a couple spring training baseball games, including the Cubs visiting the Rockies.

Cubs Fan

Cubs Fan

Bob, Dad, and Joyce

Bob, Dad, and Joyce

Ryan Dempster

Ryan Dempster

Up next (and a later post) we drive to Anaheim to visit Disneyland…

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: