Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Wednesday’s Bunny Hop Party #39 ~ I'm Back!

I'm Back 
and ready to Party!

I really enjoyed my week off from blogging...
 only because I spent every minute 
with my husband!

We had wonderful weather even though it was a little 
hotter than normal for this time of the year.
Temps were in the low 100's.

We pretended that we were on a vacation here in the desert.
Not too hard to do, as it really is a vacation destination.
So we did touristy things! 
We went "hiking" or rather had a nice long walk
in the Coachella Valley Preserve to see the
Thousand Palms Oasis.

At 6'3" the Mr. looks tiny compared to the tall palm trees.

The Coachella Valley Preserve is located
10 miles east of Palm Springs. 

It is a 17,000 acre site and is home to the spectacular
Thousand Palm Oasis which is fed by water seeping
out of the San Andreas Fault.

When you leave the visitor's center you will pass through
the lush vegetation of Thousand Palms Oasis.

Most of the trail in the oasis is on a well maintained
raised wooden path above a marshy bottom. 

After leaving the oasis the trail winds through a sandy wash 
before reaching McCallum Grove.

While the (2 mile) trail is not very strenuous,
hiking in the sandy wash can be a little harder.

At the McCallum Grove there is a large pond which is
fed by underground springs which are the result of
seismic activity along the San Andreas fault. 

These are what palm trees look like in their natural state. 
All the old palm leaves hang down and cover the trunk.

We also went to the zoo but I don't want to bore you too
much so I will share those pictures on a later post.

I'm ready to see what you have been up to this last week
so let's get the party started!

Bunny Jean


~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Iam so happy you had a good time with your Hubby on your Vacation we all need one some times..Thanks so much for hosting your linky party tonight. I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day with your family this past weekend.
XXOO Diane

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

You had a well deserved bloggy break, and I'm happy that you and your hubby got to spend some time together playing tourists. Wow, what heat you have! A couple weeks ago, I told my husband about your husband's new job, and he just asked about it. I'm happy to join your party this week! Thank you for hosting.

kitty said...

What a wonderful way to spend your week...with your dear hubby! Thanks for hosting, Bunny Jean!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Bunny, glad you had a chance to get away with hubby. Sounds like you had a fun time. My hubby is 6'3 also!

Winnie said...

Hi Bunny
Wow - It seems you had fabulous time, Lucky you!:)
The photos are great btw

Thanks for hosting another party

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

So glad that you enjoyed your "stay-cation". Sometimes I think they are the best vacations!
Those palm trees are absolutely amazing!!
Thanks for your visit and kind words!
And thanks so much for hosting!


SavannahGranny said...

Awesome photos. Can't wait for more.
Thanks for hosting. Ginger

Creations By Cindy said...

Love the pictures! Glad to be able to see your journey through these amazing photos. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love seeing those huge palm trees
thanks for hosting

also thanks for entering my 1st giveway on my blog


Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thanks for sharing your 'vacation' - loved seeing so many new things through your lens. Thanks for hosting too.

TINA said...

Glad you had such a wonderful time with your husband. Together time is so wonderful.

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing and hosting.

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

I was wondering where you went to! I'm so glad you have a nice week! Thanks for hosting!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, looks like you and hubby had a great time. What a beautiful place to visit. So inviting..
hugs ~lynne~

Sarah said...

Glad you and the Mr. had a nice get away. It's always a good to have those special times together.
Thanks for hosting. ~ Sarah

xinex said...

So naturally beautiful, Bunny. Thanks for taking us along...Christine

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Those palms are unbelievable! Such height. Lovely location for you to live and be a tourist in your own hometown.


Rob Hunt said...

Thanks for hosting. Enjoyed your holiday pictures.

Carolyn Robbins said...

Looks like a fun afternoon walk! I bet you had a wonderful time!

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Roxanne Reinhart said...

What a beautiful place to visit. Temps in the low 100's. I'd croak! Can't wait to see the zoo pics!! Glad you got to spend time with your hunny bunny!!

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I really enjoyed your blog, it' a very pretty one, thank you for sharing.

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