Good Morning My Fun Fri-Yay Friends!
If you’re feeling fun or not so much this morning, I’ll hope to give you a lift somewhere somehow durning this post. Let me just say to start, if I could get up on this chair and reach both of my legs to the side with a smile all the while of feeling like I might rip in 2, you’re doing ok! I used to do the splits no problem and now.. oh NVM it’s Friday and we’re gearing for the weekend and the question remains: To be a sloth or get out in nature? I’ll be doing a little of both. What about you?
Santa Monica, California
Stretch but not too far
Get out of your comfort zone
Gems found exploring
On to San Bernadino to visit my nephew and his roommate:
Special times with family
Next Stop: Palm Desert, California
Rocks Hold Emotions
Release it to the mountains
tears tucked behind pride
The Palm Desert Bump-n-Grind Trail is one of the most popular hiking trails in the Coachella Valley. Locals may also refer to the trail as the Patton Trail, Desert Drive Trail, Dog Poop Trail, and Desert Mirage Trail. The trail starts out narrow at the trailhead and widens as you go along. It is popular among those looking to get a workout and has an elevation gain of about 1,000 feet as it climbs to an overlook that offers nice views of Palm Desert. A number of endangered wildlife species inhabit the area and it may be possible to view them during your hike, especially bighorn sheep.
On top of the world
People look like ants below
Strength for one and all
Final Stop: Desert Hot Springs:
To be honest the only reason we go to Desert Hot Springs at the end of the trip is to decompress which is the best but we don’t leave the place we’re staying except maybe to go to Joshua Tree (not to be missed if you visit with their awesome hiking).
Release Toxins Through Organs
Hydrate Rest Refresh
So my rule of thumb when saying somewhere is they must have a bathtub since I miss mine so much. When I finally got one I stayed in it for 4 hours and meditated, wrote etc. I know crazy but crazy good to me. Check out this cool Igloo and Himalayan Sea Salt room which was so awesome.
Living like a prune
Aging at it’s best
And that sums it up. Now I’m just living in memories of that amazing experience. Thanks truly for visiting and have a wonderful Fri-Yay and weekend doing whatever floats your boat.
And what a wonderful experience it sounds as though it was, Cindy, especially the decompression part 😍
Lord… yes that part was awesome… thanks Ingrid.. just emailed you a rough song. Listen at your own risk.. hahaah 🤣🤣💖
Thank you Cindy: you just made my day! From crying to laughing in 30 seconds flat 😭😂😂
Soooo happy my friend!!!
Nice post Cindy!
Thanks a lot Srishiti! 💖🙏🙏
Welcome Cindy! Actually the spelling of my name is wrong. But no issues 👍🏻
Oh my can you spell it for me here. It looks the same but hmmmm 🤔🤔🤔
You wrote Srishiti, but it’s Srishti. But no issues.
Thanks a lot… sometimes they change too when I’m trying. Do you have a nick name?
Yes I understand. No problem. No, I don’t have nickname.
You lead such a fascinating life, Cindy!!!
And you do look fantastic!
Tell me what are you on, and could I have some too!!
Oh you are soooo cute Joanna!
I guess it happen when you have a big family and you are dedicated to them.
Oh thanks so much! 💖
I’m sending it over now to you… lol
it’s just breathing, gratitude, trust and affirmations truly which you have!!!
So nice mantra…1 Large Family and 2 you are dedicated to them. So much to take from here.
Thanks so much! 💖
truly fabulous! xo 💖🙏
Wow! That looks so relaxing, Cindy! Happy Fri-Yay, girl! 💖💐🌹
OMG sooo awesome and you do the same Cherie!!💖💖💖
I sure will. 😃❤
Happy Fri-yay, Cindy. Looks like a wonderful time . Absolutely love the photos. Would love a giant chair for my yard. Fabulous .💕❤️💕
and to you Grace!!! so glad you liked them. Oh wouldn’t that be fun to have in the yard. they were in P.D. too so wild. Have a great day! 💖
It sure would be fun. Have a wonderful day too, Cindy.💕❤️💕
Looks like you have been having a ball. We have a giant orange chair like that in downtown Albuquerque. Those are lovely elephant skin-like toes.
It was such fun! oh very cool and hahahh yes, elephant toes!! 🤣
OMG!!! You have the best life!!! How can I be like you????
Lol…. I soooo do.. just be you that’s enough.. I KNOW you do too!!! 💖
Cindy, stretching in the big chair reminds me of Edith Ann, Lily Tomlin’s little girl character in the big chair. And, that’s the whole truth, as she would say. Thanks for taking us on your journey, prunes toes and all. Keith
oh this is funny Keith!!! Nancy said that about LIly Tomlin too! hahahah.
Oh I couldn’t spare you the toes now could I.. hahahahah !🤣💖🤣
Of course, you, Nancy and I are showing our age by knowing immediately who Edith Ann is. Your prune toes remind me of how the kids would react in horror when their fingers and toes did that after swimming. Dad, Mom! Keith
I know we have to keep our generation teaching the ropes, Oh I remember that too. Sooo funny! 💖💖💖🤣
A lovely post Cindy. Looks like a great hike up the mountain but the name “Dog Poop Trail” might make me hesitate. 🙂 And I laughed when I saw your “prune” feet. If anyone needed more proof about how you love soaking, that is it! Grin. Have a great weekend. –Curt
Thanks Curt!! Hahaha I didn’t even see that hahah. They used to allow 🐶, maybe that’s why they stopped.ha! Omg true testament haha💕😂.
Cindy, my drear, you look superb. What a wonderful and refreshing post. Beautiful pictures and poetry.
Have a wonderful weekend hon.
Hi my dear Gabriella… been missing you. Thanks for the visit. So glad you enjoyed it. You can see how well I’m doing on Twitter 🤣 🤣! No idea how you do it all. I will and YOU do the same my dearest G!💖
My dearest Cindy, so glad to hear from you and sorry for my late reply. I have been missing you too. I am going to talk about Twitter in my newsletter. It’s actually the easiest social media. You will be fine hon. Love you. Enjoy your Sunday 🌺❤️🌸🌹
Oh thanks and no worries here… I’m trying to play catch up. Aww nice of you. Oh good. I do think it’s easy so far.. I’m just finding it tough to keep up. You are a Rock Star!
Thanks and love you too my friend!💖🌷💖💖
You are a rock star too. Love you. Enjoy your Sunday 🌺❤️🌸🌹
Awww thanks dearest!!! Love you and have a great one too!💖
The igloo and Himalayan salt sauna looked amazing to meditate in.
I know …. right wasn’t that the best.. I’m still dreaming of it all !🙏🌷
Splits, I never could. After a lot of stretching I could almost do splits front to back. You look fabulous, my friend! Have a wonderful visit!
lol.. life changes and so do we, right!!! Oh aren’t you the sweetest my dear friend. It’s my job… i have to do my best. Big hugs.. It’s over until next year.. xo 💖
Best to you this holiday season and may 2022 bring good things your way. I need a different job, I think. 🙂 That’s the only way I’ll get myself in good shape. 🙂
Thanks so much Marsha!!! And to you! Can’t believe it’s going g to be 2022! I have a new video Monday coming out… that outta help… you have a stand up desk I hope! 💕❤️
I do not. I have an old table that I love. I have to do my own standing up. 🙂
A wonderful post, dear Cindy. Haikus, amazing, all, the hiking trail looks awesome, and, yes, please, to the sauna. Wow. Wonderful experiences! 💖💖
Thanks Dear Jeff!! Happy to hear you enjoyed the experience. Totally awesome and you seriously need to extend your trip next tine you’re visiting your son in L.A! You won’t be sorry!! THANKS and it was very cool 💖
Most welcome, dearest Cindy! Enjoyed it very much. Ahhhh, a good idea. Agreed. Ha! I bet. Always my pleasure. 💖💖💖
Thanks so much! I know you would love it!!! I appreciate you!!! 💖
I appreciate you too!! 💖💖
Thank you so much💕🙏❤️
I love your pictures! It looks like amazing places to visit. So much to see, so little time. I haven’t been in California in 30 years 🙁
You look so relaxed 🙂 I want to try the salt room.
Blessings to you and keep these awesome pictures and tips coming! ♥♥
Ana Star…I’m soooo glad you enjoyed it and I KNOW you would enjoy it for sure. I know right.. it’s a big world and like you said… so little time. what’s up with that.🤷♀️ Lol!
When you come, you are def visiting me. You will love the salt room. It was heavenly!!!
Hugs and will do.. waiting for the next date! 💖
Laissez les bons temps rouler Cindy! Oh yes girlfriend you are certainly letting the good times roll as you relax, release, and relate! Fascinating photos of your adventure my dear. Inserting the haikus are especially delightful. 🌞🧜🏼♀️💆🏼♀️🧖🏼♀️🏃🏼♀️ Enjoy your FUNyay weekend!!! 😁🌟🥰💖🌞💐✨
Kym, it’s all french to me? ha. Indeed saved the best to the end… and you guessed it.. when can we I go back … I’ll meet you there. Thanks and glad you enjoyed my haikus and pics. I’m on it and you too my friend! 💖
Sending you a huge batch of hugs and smooches my dear Cindy! 🤗😍😘 Thank you for sharing your fun and invigorating experiences. Live your best life girlfriend!!! 🎆😎🎉
oh well received my dearest!!! thanks for that an you are so welcome and I’m sooooo grateful to have the infamous kym visiting with smiles and fun. xoxoxoxo back to you dearie!💖💖💖🌷🌈
I’m all grins right now Cindy!!! 😁😉😊 I appreciate your positivity and daringness to explore and to have fun while you’re doing it! Have an amazing week my friend!!! 🌞💖😘💐🎆🥂🎈
Oh you are the cutest Kym! I’m so happy you do that inspires me to reach higher and keep goin. YOU do the same!!! 💖💖👏👏 See you tomorrow! 🌈
Here’s to a delightful evening my dear! See ya on another FUNtabulous day! 😁✨💖🌞🎈🦋🥂
Thanks so much and to you too! Sending love and hugs 💖🤗
What a wonderful experience Cindy. Loved all the pictures. Your pictures send in a lot of positive vibes to enjoy life.
Oh I’m sooo glad Sowmya, thanks so much!
We only get one so we better enjoy it right?!!!
Living the good life, Cindy! Good for you lovely lady. I enjoyed the sprinkling of haikus in between your good times. Cheers! 🥂 💖
Oh thanks so much Michele.. I’m so glad you enjoyed my haikus and good times shared. It was a gift! 💖💖💖💖 xoxoxxo
My pleasure. It was fun traveling with you! 😄 💝
Thanks so much Michele and happy Saturday! 💕❤️🥰
Nice Haiku Cindy! You get to go around so much 😁
Thanks so much Nawaz.
Nahhh it just feels like it since your stuck in the hospital.. this will be you someday and you’ll be visiting me! 💖
Yeah sure someday. Why don’t you come to India? You have lots of friends to meet here
For sure!!! I’m going to for sure! I’m just waiting until I have tine and the travel is safe! I think we should gather up all of our friends from everywhere and have a gathering when I come but where? Your house! 🏡? 💕🤪
We are waiting for you🥺🥺🥺 You are always invited😁
awwww I CAN”T Wait!!
I’m coming with Jeff and my daughter maybe too.
TY! we will have to see Bharath and Harsh too…lol!💖
Hahaha! Sure! Provided they are ready to meet us🤣
🤣🤣 We will have lots of time to prepare them! 🤣
You’ll have to ask them and listen their views🤣
Oh good idea and we could set up a battle over Nawaz night.. hahahaha 💖🤣🤣
Hahahaha…..we can try that😃🤣
Wouldn’t that be fun! 💃💖💃
Until then we just rattle cages 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Wow, aren’t you a great boulevard, darling! I like all the places you visited. And your toes after walking on salt cracked my ribs, I wouldn’t pass it with a 😂. Personally, I love mountain views, feels just like sitting on top of the world and watching the beautiful little creations of God. Makes me imagine of how God sees us here on earth, like little dots on a large drawing? 😅 ❤ Thanks for walking us these place, and have an amazing weekend too, my friend. 💖💖
Boulevard I was and now I’m back in the saddle my friend workin like we do.hahahaha.. i know right .. those toes!!! hhahahahaah. 🤣🤣 Mountains are the best. Thanks for visiting my friend truly! i will and you do the same.. 💖
Thanks. You too. Oh, i meant hodophile, not boulevard (wrong usage of words 😆😅) Thanks, anyway, for putting smiles on our faces.
Thanks!!! Aha got it!!!
Of course! It’s a pleasure!! 💕❤️
Such a fun experience. The Sea Salt room sounds very relaxing. And oh, the trick art pics! So lovely! 😻
Thanks so much Sam!!! It really was!
The Sea Salt room is so good for you as well as the igloo room. Oh yeah that was fun! 💕❤️
Everything looks amazing, Cindy! I love the Palm Springs area. Looks like no golf on this trip though. Have a great weekend!
Awww thanks John!!!
None for me but of course my husband got his rounds in !!! You have a great one too my friend! 💕
It’s always great catching up with you on Fri-Yay Fun Days; that pic of you in the chair reminds me of Lily Tomlin when she did her little girl skit on Laugh In. Remember that silly show? Well I’m definitely a sloth at the moment but it’s only 8:30 AM here and it’s very dreary looking outside. We’ll see what the day brings. Be well and have fun, my friend!
Awww thanks and it’s good to share it with you as well.! Oh yes I remember well! Great show. Good for you sometimes being a sloth is well needed!!!
💕❤️💕haven’t been on FB, insta or Twitter but will catch up with you there! It’s a lot!!! Stay happpy!💕❤️
Three Cheers, Cindy. Living the good life it is beautiful for you with all your awesome exercise pictures and meeting your nephew and his friend. I enjoyed the sprinkling of excellent haikus in between your lovely times. Happy Friday and Happy Weekend dear friend.
Good Morning Kamal and Happy Saturday to you now! Thank you soo much my friend.. it was a highlight of the trip and so glad you enjoyed my haikus which are always fun to do! Have a great evening! 💕❤️
Good morning to you too dear Cindy. Happy weekend and loved your brilliant post. Lots of love and hugs 🤗🤗🤗🤗💖💖💖💖💖💖
Thanks so much my friend! So glad and love and hugs to you!!💕🥰❤️
You are always welcome dear Cindy ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Wasn’t smiling but laughing 😝😂
I wish I get to choose what to do on weekends but sadly duty calls even then 😭
Darn that hiking place is marvelous, and what a sight I envy you a lot right now dear Cindy but I’m thrilled you have a great time 😊💖
And by the way you look so fit and stunning 😍💖
Oh I’m sorry but someday … don’t give up hope and just keep the faith. Thanks soooo much my sweet friend! I’m blushing!💖
Yeah hopefully someday 😊
You’re most welcome dear Cindy 💖💖💖💖
That’s the spirit! 💖💖💖❤️❤️
fingers crossed for you dear and you can visit me. 💖
Finger’s cross 🤞🤞🤞🤞
Aging at it’s best”
Oh my Gosh Dear Cindy
Amen Indeed You Are Such
A Lovely Human Being So Fresh
A Breath of Air You Are Inhaling
Peace Exhaling LoVE iN JoY For All Dear
You Have the
Spirit of A Teenager
And Even Your Form Still
Comes Through This way HAha
Yes i Was Just Saying Earlier This
Week that i am Enjoying Sweet 61
Too As You Better Take Pics oF iT All
As Sweet 61 Only comes Once in a Lifetime HAha!
Christmas Tree up
Year ‘Round Just Like
This Coloring The World
With Newer Hues of Optimism
And Well Being From Soul to Head to toe!
Are An Inspiration
So Many ‘Young Folks’ Are
Afraid to Get Older Yet They Just
Don’t Realize as Long as We aRe
Evolving Souls We May Even Grow Younger
Even Shining in
Form Now Greater
Than Ever Before!
Some of the Most Enduring
Beautiful Smiles i’ve Ever Seen
Are Almost Toothless Among Those
100 Years Old and Older Who Understand
Real Means Dear FRiEnD Now…
And They Do More
Happy Sweet 61 dear Fred! That is awesome and I’m sure you’re dancing up a storm!!!! 💖💖💖🙏👏
A L M O S T on
The Way to
Dear Cindy Thanks!!🕺
Cindy, it’s so good to see you! What a beautiful experience! All of the picture provided warmth, peace, and love! I love love that salt room! ❤️💖🥰❣️🤗
Thanks so much for visiting and taking a minute!
You will love it.. you have to go!~. Let’s try to stay in touch!!! just visited..
Big hugs and love! 💖💖
I’d love to go there!! And you’re so welcome! I will stay in touch better! Hugs and love right back! ❤️❣️💖
i know you would love it. I will too!!! Thanks for the love! 💖💖
Best line ever:
How cute you are, Cindy!
awwww glad you liked that one David…
Both you and your experience are fantabulous, Cindy. I love the vibrancy you have in your life. Remain in amazing memories and enjoy the weekend 🙂💖
Oh you are so kind to me my friend! Soooo glad you enjoyed it and I so much appreciate your kind heart Kausal. TY. You do the same!💖
Very lovely! I can’t get over the hugeness of that chair though, lol
Thanks so much Lolsy! I know right and they had them in L.A. and Palm Desert too at different hotels.. so wild. 💖
You always give a lift, thanks.❤️
Oh thanks so much Laleh and thanks for dropping in!! 💖🙏
Wow, such a fun account with beautiful pictures! Sounds like you had a lovely time! Thank you for bringing us along through this post!😊❤
Oh thanks sooo much and thanks for joining me. It was awesome dear Aaysid, thanks so much for the visit!💖💖
“Living like a prune” Lol. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that line in a haiku before. The Hot Springs looks totally awesome and what fun after a hike! I’m glad you got to visit with some family too, Cindy. Great job with the Travel Haiku!
hahhahaha.. I know I guess I make my own rules.. or am born to break the rules Diana! Sooooo awesome for sure. My nephew is in a mental health facility and I try to go twice a year. It’s been hard to miss him with Covid but they were both soooo happy and it’s always good to check in on him. Thanks!
And thanks for the idea I got from you my friend! 💖
It’s such a fun way to share our travels, isn’t it? I’m glad you did it. And smiles all around. 😀
So Much fun!!!
Especially since coming
Back in is a little tough so it’s like decompressing. Again, thanks for the inspiration! Smiles back 😃
You are looking absolutely gorgeous 💖beautiful pictures 💖
Oh you are so dear!! Thank you so much!! I appreciate that! 💖
So, now you’re on the top of the world.
Prune toes and all. for sure. lol 💖🤣
you are so inspiring Cindy and you are looking absolutely fit in here…yay
Oh you are so kind to share that Mich and thank you so much! 💖💖🙏🙏
Great post. Sounds like you had a marvellous trip. Love the haiku.