Archive for June, 2009

posted by Michelley on Jun 24

This year for our anniversary we wanted to take a mini trip, but weren’t sure where to go. We decided that we wanted to keep it within a 3-4 hour drive from our house. I checked out our options and basically came up with Santa Barbara, Hollywood or San Diego. We really just wanted a place to hang out…whether it be at the pool or beach. However, the weather forecast wasn’t looking promising for a coastal adventure.

So, I continued to rack my brain for ideas when it suddenly hit me…Palm Springs! That is one place we had never spent much time and it was supposed to be SUNNY and warm. This is when I started researching places to stay. My only real requirement was that it must have a nice pool area. I found and fell in love with a Marriott that has an awesome pool and even a water slide; however it came with a $200 per night price tag. Then I came arcross the Riviera Resort and Spa. From the description and photos on there website I didn’t think we could go wrong to quickly made reservations. The hotel is newly renovated and fabulous…and it was only $99!

The pool area was awesome and came complete with a bar. One of my favorite things was that I saw 1 child the entire time we were there. Not that children are bad but I didn’t want to hear little brats yelling “Marco Polo” during my mini vacay! Our room was pretty nice. We were on a corner with a pool view!

We pretty much lounged by the pool all day, even having lunch poolside. Oh and several cocktails. OK, fine…I had a few cocktails too many and had to spend an hour in the room alone with the toilet. But then I eventually made it back to the pool.

We shared a flat iron steak and lobster mac n cheese for dinner in the lounge. There was actually a DJ in the lounge, so we got to listen to some fun music as well.

On our way home we stopped by Tyler’s Burgers, which I can’t recommend enough! We shared a cheeseburger and a strawberry malt…both were so fresh and tasty!

posted by Michelley on Jun 24

Matt wasn’t involved in these shenanigans, but I got to attend Tracy’s bachelorette party weekend in San Diego a few weeks ago. I met the ladies in Orange County Saturday morning and we drove down to the Carlsbad outlets to get a little shopping in.

After our shopping extravaganza we made our way to the Marriott Hotel and Marina in San Diego. The hotel is now on my list of faves and I will be back there soon!

We had dinner at Dick’s Last Resort…too crazy! We had a blast and a few shots. 🙂

After Dick’s we headed to The Double Deuce. What a fun place. Poll dancing, bull riding and a little twangy music…what could be better?! Oh and more shots.

The next morning we all woke up at 7 a little groggy. The comment was made, “you know you’re getting old when you go to bed at 3 and still wake up at 7.” So true. But we rallied and made our way to Lips for brunch wearing the bachelorette shirts we made. The shirts are based on the movie Anchorman. Go watch it.

Brunch was fun…the pregnant Cher was my favorite part.

posted by Michelley on Jun 23

The last weekend in May we drove out to see my dad and have lunch. We were kind of hoping the weather would cooperate so we could get some beach time in afterwards, but it ended up staying pretty gloomy all day.

But it ended up working out alright because I finally got to go to Sprinkles Cupcakes in Newport Beach! I ordered the Banana flavor and Matt had the Peanut Butter Chip. Both were really good!

We decided afterwards that we would drive down the coast and found ourselves at Aliso Beach. We brought the blanket out and sat on the sand for a while before deciding that we were freezing our asses off.

posted by Michelley on Jun 23

Wow, I haven’t posted in over a month! Bad girl!!  So, what have we been up to? Well, we went to Vegas Memorial Day weekend and saw our good friends, Tracy and Anton, get married on a Harley.  Yep, they drove through The Little White Wedding Chapel on the Harley.

The official wedding is coming up soon…in Puerto Vallarta!! They had to make it legal in the states, so they decided to do it while we were visiting.  Others in attendance include the brides brother and his wife.

I got to play Maid of Honor, which basically meant I got to carry Tracy’s crap around in my purse all night! But I didn’t mind because I’m nice like that. She also shared a ginormous cocktail with me.

Congrats Tracy and Anton! We are so glad that we got to be apart of your (un)official wedding!

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