Andalusia Model Home, La QuintaIf you’re like me you likely appreciate our mostly year-round sunshine here in the desert. On a regular basis I’m told by dozens of clients that they just want to be warm and dry. Being able to get up almost every day and choose your choice of outdoor pursuits is a good thing.

These thoughts hit home for my husband Bill and I as we took a working-vacation road trip to the Pacific Northwest recently. Bill was actually looking forward to experiencing some rain, which might seem odd unless you live full time in the desert.

A Change Of Scenery And Weather

Bill certainly got his wish for a change of weather! Once we hit Northern California and Southern Oregon we drove in rain while seeing snow falling on the nearby mountains in late June!

After five days of on and off again rain in the Pacific Northwest, and with temps a full 50 degrees cooler than they are back home in the desert right now, Bill joins me in looking forward to our eventual return to our warm desert environment.

Trips like this reinforce many of the reasons why we chose to live and work in the Palm Springs area. While it’s always nice to get away for a while, it’s also good to return home to warm sunny skies.