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Sunday, April 25, 2010

we have great friends...




We are just back from a fantastic and incredibly relaxing weekend in Del Mar/Solana Beach (north san diego) with four great friends. The parents of a friend of Red's from high school (thats him and his wife on the left) live there and let us stay in their gorgeous condo right on the bluffs. The couple on the right joined us from Denver (another of Red's friends from high school and his wife). It was awesome to be with friends and just relax without the kids. The 6 of us have 5 and a half kids between us! We left on Thursday afternoon, took BART to SFO, had dinner at a really yummy place there called Firewood Grill-one of the BEST burgers I have ever had. Honestly. After Red got rattled by an older French man's jacket hanging in his salad (crowded restaurant in the international terminal) we headed down to the gate just in time for them to call our boarding group and we hopped on the plane. It was my first time on Virgin America and I was impressed. Kind of bummed it was such a quick flight! They have such cool options on the TV right in front of you. You order all your food and drinks there-and pay with a card at your seat. Genius. We meant to meet the CO couple at the airport and share a rental car but they were delayed due to Tornado warnings in CO. Pretty random, so we changed the rental to their name and our friend whose parents house we were using came and picked us up. We went to his parents other place in Del Mar and met them for a 2nd dinner! yum. Then up to the condo.
It was beautiful-all redone and just perfect. What a view! Our CO friends finally made it in and we stayed up chatting and catching up. The next morning the boys went to golf and the girls grabbed a yummy quick breakfast before heading to the Four Seasons Aviara for spa treatments. My Fave. I had the Walk on the Beach massage and it was fantastic-similar to a hot stone massage but with shells! Then a foot exfoliation. loved it. We then headed to the pool there, had lunch, some foo-foo cocktails and great conversation. We did that for 4 hours or so-kind of lost track of time-even worried the husbands a bit!
We had a fantastic dinner that night at Pacifica-5 Surf and Turfs and one Sea Bass (mine) and all delish. Caught a fantastic sunset beforehand.
Saturday the boys decided to go golfing again-we walked around town, shopped a bit and then met the boys for a yummy lunch. Went down to Del Mar and shopped a bit there. Then some more relaxing at the condo. Hot tubbing and book reading. Ahhhhh. Saturday night we had dinner at Fidel's, a gigantic and fun mexican place complete with mariachi! Back to the condo for some Mexican Train dominoes and then to bed.
Brunch on Sunday morning, pack and then to the airport. It was so special to see the kids again and we are so thankful to gramma and alexis for taking such great care of them for us. Red and I had a lot of laughs. We have great friends-thank you for making the weekend so special!<

1 comment:

mj said...

very fun! making me excited for girl's weekend getaway AND hawaii. i'm a lucky girl this year. so glad you had a great time.