I’m back in Orange County but I really wish I could spend a few more days out in the desert.
There is more for me to DO there.
(I think I say that every time I visit anywhere??)
I’m very behind on photo editing, but …
Here are a couple quick glimpses from the last few days.
“Our” house was beautiful.
Ours means it wasn’t my house at all, but I’d like to pretend it’s mine to keep forever:
The main house (above) was a big, beautiful, four bedroom retreat. It also had a nice pool, a view of snow capped mountains, and a pretty golf course view.
I picked the Casita (guest house) to stay in though.
It was also beautiful and very spacious. I liked resting there at the end of the day.
I’m hermit-like sometimes. Alone time restores me, and gives my brain time to recharge my brain cells.
By staying a few feet away from the main house, I knew I wouldn’t be bothering anyone if I stayed up past midnight editing photos, etc.
Which, of course, I did.
I learned a few things on this trip:
• Miss Kay is wonderful and becoming an indispensable help. “Can you drive while I shoot?” I’d ask over and over and OVER again. “Would you like to stand up through the sunroof?” she’d ask calmly.
• Have I ever mentioned Miss Kay is very CALM. It’s a nice balance to my OMIGOD LOOK I HAVE TO SHOOT THAT THIS VERY SECOND!!!
• Miss Kay’s number one responsibility? Keeping me alive. That’s right. If I lay down in the street, in the middle of traffic, to take a photo – she’s the one in charge of keeping me from getting squished.
• Polo is fun to watch.
• Polo people were a lot nicer than I expected. I thought they’d be snobby, and look at me like I was a strange creature who suddenly appeared out of a crack in the earth. I met some really NICE, down to earth, polo people. I was pleasantly surprised. (Maybe some polo people are snobby? I might have been lucky enough to meet the nice ones?)
• Argentinian polo players are extremely (!!) hawt. Possibly the hottest male specimens in the world? My eyes – they still haven’t recovered. And I mean that in the best possible way. Who knew?
• Dr. Painless is a nice guy even when he’s NOT working.
• The desert can get way TOO hot.
• Showers are a wonderful thing!
• There are a lot of EVENTS and Things To Do in our local desert. It’s really fun – I want to visit again soon.
• A professional tennis match in Real Life is just like you see on TV … but a lot more exciting! (And a lot hotter and sweatier too.)
• Some people are larger than life … forever.