Sunday, November 1, 2009
Halloween SoCal Getaway
Back in late June, I booked a few weekend getaways. The first one just ended. It was sweet.
My wife and I headed out Friday afternoon after boarding the dog. (Poor Heidi.)
The drive was a short one, a mere 30 miles to the south. Last year, we discovered that the less known beach communities between San Diego and Los Angeles are quite nice.
Capistrano Beach was our destination: two nights, three days. We stayed in a one bed-room timeshare just across Highway One from the Pacific Ocean. Our room faced the cliff, not the beach, but that was okay. It was quieter and free from the early morning sun.
We were unplugged, sort of. We didn't bring our laptop. We interacted... for days!
That was my plan. Quality time as a couple. Dinners in. Walks on the beach. Cribbage, gin rummy, and conversation. But the reality?
Just as planned! (And I have some pictures to prove it.)
What may amaze those of you unfamiliar with Southern California is how nice the weather is. We had plenty of sunshine and mid-70s. You'll see jacketless people on bikes! Runners in running shorts! On the drive home we took PCH (Pacific Coast Highway). At Laguna's main beach there were sand volleyball games in progress. Drivers had their convertibles open.
The resort we stayed at averages 100% occupancy: year-round.
We missed the Trick-or-Treaters. Oh well. My youngest "child" is 23. The grandkids live in Illinois. What were my options? Stay-at-home and hand out candy to several dozen kids or schedule a week-end Halloween SoCal Getaway?
You know what I did! (And Thanksgiving is just around the corner!)