|Adirondack chairs on the bluff overlooking the ocean|
Our weekend getaway to Dana Point provided some much needed down time in an absolutely lovely and relaxing setting. We arrived Friday night and never left the grounds until we checked out Sunday mid-day. We settled in and ate, and worked on our itinerary for the Scotland/England trip (sans the normal interruptions of home) , and ate, and took walks around the grounds, and ate, and read, and ate.
|Ahi salad – YUM!!|
|Freshly hand made potato chips…these were SO good!!|
|Dressed for sunset drinks at the terrace bar…I was mighty glad to have that scarf!|
|Wed woses, how womantic!|
The floral arrangements and decor in the common areas were spectacular.
|Wendy Brandes “Medici” poison ring on its first outing. No, I didn’t poison anyone…|
|View from the terrace. Those little dots in the water are the die-hard surfers.|
The weather was chilly for most of our stay, and foggy in the mornings. We were delighted that we’d been upgraded to a room with a gas firepit on the patio.
|After drinks, before dinner.|
Finally Sunday morning the fog burned off, and the weather warmed up. Surf was up, and all of the wet-suited Moondoggies and Gidgets were out shooting the curls.
|Catch a wave and your sittin’ on top of the world!|
I cannot recommend the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel highly enough. The grounds are beautiful, the rooms luxurious and comfortable, the location is spectacular, and the staff are incredibly helpful, friendly and accommodating. These people take “customer service” to another level, and one gets the feeling that the staff genuinely care that your experience is the best it can be. This was a splurge for us (even with a discounted rate) but we felt quite pampered during our entire stay.
Do you take weekend getaways? Do you have a favorite locale?
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