It seems silly to hold onto photos for so long before posting for them, but two weeks later, here we are posting photos from a trip that seemed like it was a lifetime ago. It has become tradition now to plan an adventure together instead of exchanging gifts for holidays and birthdays. We want to collect moments, not things; and so for Valentine’s Day, we decided to make a quick getaway to Palm Desert. It seemed like the least romantic place to escape to. For us though, we couldn’t have thought of a better way to celebrate love than with open roads and open skies for us to explore. We traded windmills for people that weekend. Away from civilization, we were able to find quiet and intimate moments, like stopping at a deserted recreational area near the Salton Sea to gaze at the stars. Without the usual city light pollution to distract us, we were in complete awe of the beauty above.
It just wouldn’t be a trip together if we didn’t indulge in the quietness and stillness of the sunrise. After watching the sunlight trickle in through the hotel window, we were determined to have one last adventure before the checkout time. We were so intrigued by the history of the Salton Sea that we returned the next morning. With broken glass and fish bones littering the grounds, we were greeted with a haunting beauty from the city’s decay and abandonment. This was definitely a Valentine’s Day weekend to remember.