The end of summer always feels like the end of the year to me more than December does.
We took our first trip as a family this summer and were hosted by the City of La Quinta, CA (MAJOR MOMENT FOR ME I KNOOOWWWW). We explored the town, finding our favorite pizza spot and a delicious nitrogen ice cream parlor within walking distance of each other. La Quinta has so much charm and stillness so it had the perfect balance of finding things within the town for us all to do, but also plenty of areas to enjoy the view!
We stayed at the breathtaking La Quinta Resort and Club which also has its own slew of restaurants and SO MANY POOLS! I found so much beauty in the city and made it a point to wake early and take a solo walk to take in all the views of the city.
This trip inspired me to travel more with the kids. I’ve been putting it off because honestly I’ve been quite overwhelmed with thoughts of “what if I can’t find something to do for them?” “What if sleeping arrangements are hard?” and all the other things that plague you as a new mom and prohibit you from doing and exploring new territory.
Contrary to my self doubt, we actually found PLENTY of things for the kids (news flash, they don’t actually need MUCH at this age lol). Isley’s favorite was the kids art studio, the instructor was phenomenal and I think it was great for all ages, Isley’s only 2 and even still, they had plenty of things to peak his interest!
This trip was a reminder for me to try new things, it doesn’t have to be some grand idea or plan, it can be something as simple as finding a beautiful city a few hours out from home and planning a staycation! We kept it simple, didn’t need to have an elaborate itinerary and relied on the City to provide the entertainment!