139.8…Fun In The Sun

Before leaving for Palm Springs for Dina’s birthday weekend on Friday night, I went with my husband and the kids to Pei Wei for dinner.  We split Dan Dan Noodles:

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As well as Pei Wei Spicy Chicken:

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Great dinner! Love the noodles!

After dinner I picked up Alicia and headed to Palm Springs to meet Dina and Lisa. When we arrived, they were just finishing dinner at a sushi restaurant so we joined them for a glass of wine.

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We then headed to our hotel, Miramonte, to check in and relax for the rest of the evening.

Saturday morning we headed to the Cabazon outlets for some shopping! Along the way we picked up breakfast at a bagel shop. I opted for egg and cheese on a jalapeno bagel.

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Eh…it was kind of bland actually. Thank goodness they had hot sauce which I put on every bite. Hot sauce always saves the day.

In between all the shopping, we stopped for lunch at the food court. I had a surprisingly good piece of pizza and tomato salad.

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Around 5:30pm, we called it a day. We were all shopped out. I think we did pretty well!

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We headed back to the hotel to get ready for dinner at Circa 59 at The Riviera Hotel.

We had a great table outdoors at Circa 59. The decor there is very cool…modern with real chandeliers hanging from the trees.

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Refreshing wine. :) It was SO hot in Palm Springs!

I started with the “BLT” salad: Sugar-Braised Bacon, Baby Gem Lettuce, Roma Tomatoes, Jalapeno Ranch Dressing.

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For my main course, I went with the Roasted ‘Huntsinger Ranch’ Chicken: Wild Mushrooms, Midnight Tomatoes, Goat Cheese Dumplings, Madeira Cream Sauce.

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Dessert was the Chocolate Gooey Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream, Hemp Tuille and Mocha Cappuccino Sauce. Happy Birthday Dina!

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Dina and I:

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Dina and Alicia:

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Kat and Lauren:

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Lisa and I:

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The whole group:

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The hotel had a DJ so we went to the bar and danced for awhile.


The air conditioner was broken (so they said) so eventually it was too hot to dance any longer. We went back to our hotel and went to bed.

Yesterday morning we indulged in a delicious breakfast buffet complete with champagne.

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The eggs benedict were outstanding! I split another one with Alicia.

We spent the rest of the day at the pool. It was HOT! Eventually it was time to head home.

For dinner, I went with husband and kids to Souplantation.

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They had my favorite dessert: Lava Cake. I couldn’t resist.

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This morning’s breakfast was Trader Joe’s Greek style vanilla yogurt, Cascadian Farms Granola, strawberries and raspberries.

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I took the kids to school and then came back home for a bit. I met Lisa at the gym for a workout. Afterwards we stopped at Wahoo’s for lunch.

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I had the Classic Shrimp Burrito. Love.

After lunch we ran errands and then I went to pick up the kiddos from school.  Tonight we are meeting Alicia and her family at Phil’s for some BBQ! Can’t wait!

Do you like hot weather? What is your ideal temperature? I do when it’s reasonable. It was over 100 in Palm Springs…that’s a bit much. My ideal temp is 78-82 degrees. ;)


  1. What is in the Dan Dan Noodles - is that ground chicken in the middle? Looks good, no matter what it is.

    65 degrees would be my perfect temperature - my range is 50-70. I hate hot weather, and we've had 51 days of 90+ degrees this summer - boo!

  2. My sister lives in La Quinta now. Yes, I do intend to make it to that pizza place for that awesome deep dish pizza you blogged about when I visit. I was there two weeks ago and it's just terribly HOT. Ridiculous! We stayed at the Riviera Hotel when we went to Palm Springs last year, but we didn't eat there.


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