Happy New Year! I’ve started a new tradition to help me blog more in 2015, Tuesday Blog Day. Every Tuesday this year, I’m going to post a new blog. I have a few other photographer friends that are doing this with me (Heather and Krista cough cough) to help motivate and keep each other accountable. I felt like there couldn’t be a better way to start this tradition than with a personal post from a trip I took last month!
My good friend Dorothy invited me along for her bday trip to Palm Springs with a bunch of other ladies (+ Josh!) and I was super pumped because I’ve never been! When you think Palm Springs, you think SUN and warmth- well this wasn’t the case for us. We had grey skies and a heck of a lot of rain, which made it take us 3x longer to get to Joshua Tree because of the flooding on roads, but the light was pretty perfect. I was laughing because this is the second time I’ve gone to California this year that it dumped buckets.
That didn’t stop us from exploring, cooking a beautiful dinner, and enjoying every bit of the gorgeous city that is Palm Springs. We did a lot in the 2 days we were there- hitting up Ace Hotel, The Parker, and a day trip to Joshua Tree. Dorothy found us this STUNNING house that we rented for the 2 nights and were able to have an incredible meal amongst candlelight and great friends to celebrate Dorothy’s Quarter of a Century birthday!
Friends, old and new, all joined together from Portland to LA to Seattle to celebrate one amazing friend. Dorothy, if you don’t know her, is probably the kindest person I know. She literally has a light that shines from her and her attitude and laugh is infectious. She is the type of person who gives gifts to people on her birthday; this one we each had our own vintage postcard from Joshua tree. She is selfless and sweet and one heck of a talent. I was honored to be part of this gathering. I’ll never forget this trip Dorothy, Amanda, Caroline, Katy, Emily, Yvonne, Josh, Joe and Saxon. Thanks for the laughter, adventures, and friendship.
Photos of me taken by Dorothy Huynh.