Desert Days

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:

Desert House @ SHaggerty 2013 W-1

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.

Empire Polo @ SHaggerty 2013 W-1

•  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.

Marilyn Monroe @ SHaggerty 2013 W-1

3 Responses to “Desert Days”

  1. Jan's Sushai Bar

    I was hoping you’d post of photo of what you wore to the polo match; it’s my understanding there IS a dress code and it might involve hats.


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