A beautifully restored Woodie is featured beneath the porte cochere at the lobby entrance.
Surfboard appropriate background for the description.
We quickly checked into our room and then went for a sunset stroll. Lots of folks were out on the grounds of a large public park just beyond the resort property.
The architecture reminded me of the famous Coronado hotel in San Diego (featured in the great old movie "Some Like It Hot"). Our shadows are real but this perfect lawn is a darn good fake--AstroTurf in dry SoCalif is a great water saver.
Lots of pines cover the walk to the edge of the coastal bluffs...
...Where a view of the Dana Point Harbor entrance was nicely framed by Eucalyptus trees.
The famed Laguna Cliffs ring this natural cove for miles. Surfers in the water were catching more rays than waves on this calm sea. We left this serene scene for our room and dressing up for a lovely dinner and just-a-tad-too-long-but-bearable awards ceremony.
View from our balcony the next morning as we said goodbye to Dana Point and got on the road after too short of a stay--I would love to have lounged by the pool and taken another walk down to the harbor, or even scheduled a spa treatment. I told Grant that we really should aim for at least a minimum of 24 hours away from home the next time we have a chance to go somewhere--especially when someone else is picking up the hotel room/parking/breakfast! On the car ride I finally started hand quilting on my UFO Challenge pick of the month, but more about in that next post.