Monday, February 2, 2009

I Wanna Go BACK!

Our San Diego/Coronado Island trip was DIVINE-AWESOME-WONDERFUL-RELAXING. I don't know when I have enjoyed a trip so much. We had no agenda, we've been there before so we weren't rushing around to see things like we usually do when we travel, we relaxed, ate yummy food, went window shopping, enjoyed the weather, took long walks on the beach in the morning, watched movies.....it was great! So here's a mini photo album of our adventures.

We stayed in the Glorietta Bay Inn, which is the 100 year old summer mansion of the sugar baron, John Spreckels. Our room was on the top far left (just showing part of the room). We ate our breakfast every morning on the patio.
The main foyer and staircase leading up to the guest rooms.
Our room, tiny but charming. We had turn down service every night with yummy homemade cookies.
The tiny terrace with a porch swing-so enjoyable in the evenings. If you look real hard, you can see the roof of the Hotel Del Coronado in the background.
We rented "the ugliest car" ever, according to TL, I think his term was "butt-ugly." (sorry Ford Flex owners) It was comfortable but strange looking-a mini van wanna be SUV.







This was a really fun coincidence. We were strolling through Old Town and happened to see a large group of people dressed up in period costumes with a sign that said "Mormon Battalion." It so happened that the Mormon Battalion had arrived exactly the day earlier 163 years ago. These folks WALKED across the country, from Iowa to California following the original route as a reinactment group. The amazing thing was, these people lived in my sister's stake in Michigan and knew her! They started in July of 2008 and had just arrived the day before, Jan 29, 2009. They were doing some firesides that day and then heading up to LA where they were going to be "mustered out" like the original battalion. VERRY cool.

It was so fun, so perfect-the kids behaved themselves, for the most part except the one kid who busted out the window in the garage since they had locked themselves out of the house at 12:30 AM!!! (sheesh)

10 comments:

Granny J said...

I'm so green with that terrible e word! ;) Congratulations on 33 yrs, and the trip and running into those re-enactors! How large was this group? gush, gush, gush I'll stop now!

McEwens said...

WOW, I wanna go!!! Looks like a great time, and yeah.. that car is UGLY

RhondaLue said...

oh those kids! ha ha

That place looks BEAUTIFULLY charming and oh so relaxing! I'm a smidge jealous, just so ya know. But I know my time will come.

How often do you get to getaway like this? Just start planning and looking forward to the next one! :)

Jessica said...

I am looking forward to the day when Chris and I can go away like this and stay at cool places! How fun!!

Patrice said...

That really looked like a great getaway. What a beautiful city!

Momza said...

I love So Cal...hope you get to slide slowly back into your routine at home...

Lynn said...

This looks like a lovely way to spend an anniversary! Happy 33rd :)

Joy For Your Journey said...

Oh, what fun! The pictures are all so beautiful and inviting and what a riot that you would run into the people from your sister's stake! Congratulations on 33 years and on having such a wonderful weekend. Welcome back!

Lisa said...

Sounds like a great time! I am glad you enjoyed it. Great pictures.

Larissa said...

How fun! I am glad you snap pictures of your trips. Those hotels are beautiful!!! Happy anniversary!