Hey, remember me? That one chick who runs Cabin Twenty-Four but has been disappearing a lot lately? Yeah, I’m back! Unfortunately, I’ve been suffering a horrendous cough for two weeks now on top of packing my stuff, so I haven’t felt like updating this place – but here I am! *waves*
Last December, I had family from Canada visit for the holidays. We had a grand road trip planned, which kicked off with our first stop at Palm Springs, CA!
This was exactly the day after my dad’s shoulder surgery, so my family stayed behind while my relatives and I went ahead to Palm Springs. We left a little after lunch so we hit some bad traffic on the 210 and 10 freeways along the way. Our first stop was at the Cabazon Outlets, where we shopped for a little bit.
Our first order of business when we arrived at the hotel was to grab dinner. We had a lovely dinner at City Wok and had some of their delicious lettuce wraps and lemon chicken.
When my family arrived the next day, we headed straight to Downtown Palm Springs to redeem our Groupon vouchers with Sunny Cycle! Sunny Cycle is an electric pedal party, and you get to tour Palm Springs while pedaling a massive bike and having some karaoke on board. Since it was Christmas, our party of 9 continuously blasted Christmas tunes all while people kept staring at us from the streets and singing along! It was a fun experience – everyone probably thought we were a crazy, loud family and we are…
The tour with Sunny Cycle included two stops at Trio Restaurant and Watercress Vietnamese Bistro for some appetizers. I really liked the mac and cheese from Trio. Watercress was a very modern take on traditional Vietnamese cuisine.
After the tour, we explored Palm Springs for a bit. We ended up at Great Shakes, and if the name didn’t give it away… they sold really great shakes. In fact, they’re listed as one of the country’s “must visit” shake/malt shop! I ordered their smores malt and while it was great (heh, get it?), it was a tad too much for me. They had a donut around the straw, and if that didn’t scream diabetes, then I don’t know what does.