My parents took us all to the desert last weekend. We stayed at the Westin in Rancho Mirage. Nice resort, very quiet, very low key. We really enjoyed ourselves and got some well-deserved R&R. One nice thing about the resort was that there was a small pool right outside our room that was always deserted, and so we were able to play in the pool for about an hour without anyone in it.
On Saturday night we got our fix of the Marriott (our favorite place to stay out there) and went to the Mikado restaurant. It's a Japanese restaurant where they grill everything in front of you, and do neat tricks, like throwing pieces of shrimp into your mouth. I was a proud wife, when Curtis caught shrimp in his mouth from about 40 feet away. The cook was pretty impressed. I got out the camera while we were there and took a couple of shots.
The trip was really fun - we even managed to see Harry Potter on Sunday as a family. We look forward to making the trip an annual tradition.