I wish pictures did the beauty of it justice - it was one of the best sunsets I've ever seen. We weren't quite ready to call it a night afterwards, so we headed to another restaurant on property, Catalina Kitchen, for dessert and drinks. We shared a chocolate cookie skillet with ice cream and it was amazing. Warm and gooey and definitely set the tone for a 'eat all the things' weekend! The restaurant is right along the main pool and it was a great way to spend our first night, getting into vacation mode, relaxing and listening to live music. Upon getting back to our room, we were treated to macarons and sparkling water courtesy of the hotel, such a thoughtful gesture!
It was pretty gloomy each morning, so we got into a little routine to let the fog burn off: hike, breakfast, pool. Saturday morning we were up super early, thanks to that 3 hour time zone change. We set off to do some exploring at 7am. The resort had tons of walking trails all along the ocean and that was such a nice way to start each morning (before all the eating began!).
Our room reservations came with a $60 breakfast credit each morning at Catalina Kitchen, so we hit that up after a long walk and then Nick took off for golfing while I relaxed back on the porch in our room. I joined him for the last hole and then it was off to the pool for the day! The resort has 4 pools on site and we spent Saturday at the main pool, which I can't believe I didn't get a picture of. We managed to snag a couple chairs looking out over the ocean and camped out for something like 5 hours- reading, drinking (well, just Nick), swimming, talking and eating lunch. Heaven.
And thank goodness for being pregnant and not caring about putting a swimsuit on because one pieces magically cover everything ;) After we feasted, we got ready and headed to the spa to hang out for the day. We had day passes that got us access to the pool, gym facilities, sauna & steam rooms, private hottubs and all of that goodness. I mean, just look at that view...
It was amazing, but unfortunately really really windy since it's on the point tip of the resort. We were literally uncomfortable sitting out there after a couple hours being wind blasted and decided to try our luck back at the main pool. It was still windy, but much more bearable so we hung out there for the rest of the afternoon.
At about 4pm, Nick and I split up - he went back to the spa for a steam and to get ready and I showered and relaxed back in the room. It was so nice to take the worlds longest shower and then sit out on our porch, soak up the sun and read for a couple of hours, I was beyond relaxed. Nick came back a little while later and we headed up to the lobby for a quick drink and then to Catalina Kitchen since we were determined to try it for every meal period, ha! Our pizza and burgers for dinner did not disappoint and it was a great final night.
Monday morning came way too soon and we were off to the airport again. It was such a quick getaway, but SO perfect in every way. I wouldn't have changed a thing, except maybe moving in and never leaving ;) We're back home now - more relaxed, a little tanner, with lots of memories and ready to take on these next 10 weeks. So thankful for one last getaway just the two of us!