On an unassuming block across the street from the Ace Hotel is The Villas where Caitlyn’s family owns a timeshare. The first time I found out about it was many years ago when we bought tickets to Coachella and tried finding a hotel nearby. All the hotels in a fifty mile radius were booked solid and out of nowhere, Caitlyn was like “my family has a time share in Plan Springs. Maybe we can stay there.” Maybe that was the moment I realized that she was the one?….. I kid.
Well as we all know, COVID sucks and is really starting to ruin a lot of shit. We had plans to go on a family trip to Yosemite in June, so we rebooked for New Year’s and know that might fall through too. First world problems, but problems nonetheless.
This time we stayed in a studio on the Eastside of the complex and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Logan is starting to get to that age where he’s able to play on his own and his personality starts to shine. Right now, he’s super fun as he tries to touch everything in sight. Nothing is off limits.
He’s started to wrench his right leg up into his mouth so he can suck on his toes. On the first night, he was a little roly-poly on the bed as he spun around swinging his toys.
Our main attraction for the trip was the Living Desert zoo in Palm Desert. Sadly, I think zoos are mostly visited by families with small children. I say sadly because I think people often forget about zoos as they get older and also grow apart from the exquisite beauty of the biodiversity on this planet. It’s easy to not care about animals going extinct if you don’t even know about them in the first place.
I’d recommend checking it out if you’re in the area. They have a good selection of animals that people expect. Wolves, bald eagle, camels, longhorn cattle, jaguar, giraffes, etc.