We are safe and sound back home in Orlando with a reliable internet connection and some fierce coughs/colds. This was unique time of year for us to visit, especially our weekend in the desert.
Summers there are scorching, but we experienced cool/cold weather during this January visit. And it was so dry!!! Coming from uber-humid Florida, we especially noticed it. Fortunately the lovely place we stayed had humidifiers throughout the house and that was a saving grace for some of us.
Let me show you some pictures of this very unique desert home called "The Sweet Pea Ranch".
Decorated and furnished in what I would consider Mid-Century Modern design.
The Bottle Wall - you will see how this one-of-a-kind wall looks at night, lit up!
Spare bottles for more projects...
Outdoor fire pit - too cold for us Floridians we had a nice toasty fire inside in the fireplace.
Suebee, you want that cooler, don't you?!?
This cabinet held their finer glassware and also functions as a bar.
Cute pillows on our bed.
The Guest room.
Bathroom, rough brick walls, yet as nice as can be.
Wood beam ceiling in bathroom and large skylight.
Lots of retro light fixtures such as this one, my favorite.
Outside target practice with BB guns. Couldn't get them to work, but I knew you rusty types would like this picture anyway...
The other guest room! Where The Maven bravely slept each night.
Although she had to fight Mr. Tennis for the privilege - he loves Airstreams.
Sunset from the backyard.
What do you see Stanley?
He was fascinated by these easily spotted jetstreams in the cool clear skies.
Back porch at dusk.
See? I told you that bottle wall would make sense. So pretty lit up at night.
What a clever idea!
Good night, Sweet Pea Ranch.
Next I will have a post and pictures from our day at Joshua Tree National Park where we saw lots and lots of these:
Joshua Trees, of course! Anyone know why they have that name?? I will tell you next time if you haven't googled it already!
Good to be home! Animals happy. Washing machine, very happy.