Kate's back up plan was Borrego Springs, to see the wild flowers - it's not super bloom but much closer and word on the street is a recent wind storm came and sucked most of them away anyway. So maybe we'll take a short hike and generally just relax while the kids enjoy a swimming pool in 90 degree weather. Back in high school my mom and step dad had a place out there so we use to visit fairly often (did anyone else, by chance, go as a kid to see the Christoph umbrella exhibit in the 90s?We did. And it left a sharp impression on me. But even more so the two deaths that happened as a result of umbrellas being uplifted by violent winds. Can you imagine? Death by high art?) I haven't been back since I was probably 17 so I'm excited to head out this trip. Except, as fate would have it, this week stuck me with a couple sick kids and Kate, a kid with a cold + newly injured puppy, so we cancelled our night tonight and have our sights set on picking up Saturday's reservation. Fingers crossed we all wake up good as gold and our week spent rotating beds, washing sheets and nursing sick boys with cold rags and pans parked beneath their beds become a distant memory in light of that fresh desert sunshine, naps by the pool and a cover to cover read through of my new favorite magazine that I've been saving especially for a a couple of these easy hours lent to anything other than what the past fews days have consisted of.
To health and healing.