Thanksgiving in Palm Springs

This year we spent Thanksgiving in Palm Springs. It was my first time in Palm Springs, so I was looking forward to it. We flew into LAX on Tuesday night and then drove to Palm Springs. Kevin and I stayed at the Viceroy hotel which was nice. I had to work on Wednesday, so we didn’t get to explore much, but we were able to make it to Bikram for a good workout. There were lots of vegetarian food options, so I was very happy about that.

On Thursday afternoon, Kevin and I went over to the Milla Rosa Inn where Kev’s family was staying and hosting the family dinner. Kevin helped cook while I chatted with his family and got boozed up. It was quite pretty watching the sun set behind the mountains. Even though it’s the desert, it actually gets pretty cold once the sun goes behind the mountains. Luckily I came prepared and had sweaters and a jacket. Dinner turned out well, and we all had a great family meal. We didn’t stay too late because I was still on East Cost time, and I wanted to wake up semi-early the next morning to check out the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

The next morning, Kevin and I were out of bed headed towards the Palm Springs tram by 9:30am. It was a good thing we went early too; on the way up there was hardly anyone there, but an hour later on our way back there was a line to come up and the parking lot was much fuller. The tram was really cool. It actually goes pretty fast, so we were at the top in only a few minutes. There are a lot of hiking trails once you get to the top, but Kevin and I just went to observe. We were so high up, I actually felt a little scared of heights which doesn’t usually happen to me. It was really cool though seeing miles of desert in one direction and mountains with tons of trees in the other.

Friday afternoon we had our annual Miller family football game. I got to be captain this year since I was MVP last year (haha) and my team won again this year! We all had a lot of fun playing and it felt good to sweat a little after eating so much the night before. After the football game I got showered and changed to meet up with my best friend Ashley who was coincidentally staying just a town away in Palm Desert with her boyfriend’s family. We had a pre-dinner drink before being seated at a local Mexican spot for dinner. It was so good to see my friend in person and catch up.
On Saturday morning Kev and I got on the road early to drive to LAX for our flight back home. We had a really nice Thanksgiving and it was nice visiting Palm Springs. If you ever go, I highly recommend going on the Palm Spring Aerial Tramway, and if you have time, go on a little hike. Cheers!
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