Wednesday, October 29, 2008

You Gotta Do It

Every year the book club that I'm a member of attempts to go on a weekend retreat somewhere in driving distance from LA. This year we went to Palm Springs. Actually we go to Palm Springs a lot for our retreats. The reason is that there are plenty of houses there available to rent for any given period of time. We took our retreat last weekend for a much needed getaway from Los Angeles and thoughts of all that we left behind.

Renting houses actually is much nicer than staying in a hotel if you take a trip with several friends or family members. We always rent a house that includes a pool and jacuzzi. I was able to catch up on some reading, swim as if I didn't have a care in the world and luxuriate in the great jacuzzi.

Since I got to the house 1st I was able to pick my room. I picked the Master Bedroom that included our course it's own bathroom and a room that was so big it also had it's own living room with sofa, chair and coffee table. A sliding glass door to this room took me to the master's pvt patio.

We all enjoyed our stay in Palm Springs as we ventured into the city's downtown area only 2 miles away to eat, and shop. Palm Springs is full of retirees and many white gay men. Not our flavor but that wasn't the purpose of our trip anyway. The people in this city are very relaxed and very friendly. Probably because most are retired or just have enough money that they don't have to have an attitude about anything.

If your in Los Angeles or close by you should try a trip to Palm Springs. If your in any city that has a resort like town close by check out renting a house. You won't regret it and at the same time you'll get to spend quality time with people you care about.

Below are pictures of the pool and bedroom suite where I spent most of my time last weekend.


kennyking78 said...

D, you know that I love the fact that you and your book club are keeping it going!

I really wish I would have taken you up on the offer to hang in Palm Springs... it sounds like you had a lovely time! I think a jacuzzi is just what the doctor ordered right about now! hahaha

I am glad you got the master bedroom! Did you take your own pics?

deonte' k said...

Sounds like u had fun buddy :)

deonte' k said...

oh and I love the view too. :)

Curious said...

So how many people were there in your group and how many bedrooms were there in the house? And if you were the 1st to arrive and picked the master bedroom, does that mean who ever arrived last got the sofa by the front door?

Well no matter. As long as you had a good time.

Frederick Smith said...

I've been in L.A. for almost 10 years, but have never been to Palm Springs. Sounds like a nice, relaxing place to go... especially in the fall when it's not 120 degrees. Glad you had fun!

Jamar Herrod said...

Wow sounds and LOOKS like Palm Springs. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Wasn't there a black male gay retreat there?