I got the bug to go for a vacation when I had to drive in for a meeting one day in rainy February of 2011. A few months later, the hub and I took a drive and spent the day driving around the city deciding to come back for some R&R as soon as we had a chance.
Then a whole year went by, and finally we decided to spend our anniversary in Palm Springs last August. We stayed at the Colony Palms Hotel and didn't budge from the property the entire time we were there. We basically camped out at the pool which is centrally located in the middle of the property and is surrounded by glorious landscaping and misters. The Purple Palm restaurant opens onto the pool and the inside-outside bar has seating in the pool enclosure as well.
In keeping with my childhood tradition, we had Mexican food in town but for lunch before we checked into the hotel.
I had so much time to think, I probably made the decision to leave my job that week even though it didn't happen for six months.