Calliope Vacation

Our first vacation

Mikey, Calliope, & I went our of first vacation this week down to Palm Spring (technically Ranco Mirage).  We spent a week at one of our time share’s sister resorts, The Westin Mission Hills.  Jenn, Eddie and his niece Christina joined us for most of the time there and we had so much fun.
Calliope had her first time in the pool and loved every minute, except the getting out part.  I think we need to get her signed up for swimming lessons very early on.  She really loved being in the heat and slept so well poolside.
We played a lot of Carcassonne which is one of our favorite games.  I think Jenn, Eddie and Christina all got hooked.  We even resurrected Canasta after Eddie and Christina left.
We leave tomorrow for a 10 hour drive home (allowing for stops).  Calliope did great on the way down and hopefully will be just as much a trooper on the way home.
You should have seen all the stuff we brought (especially me for all the kitchen stuff).  We did end up using most of what we brought, except for maybe the pool toys.  We leave tomorrow and I’ll be spending the morning packing up the car again.