Saturday, January 21, 2012

Escape to California's Mission Inn and spa

California's 135 yr. old Mission Inn and spa.

This place is like the Castle of Oz!
Unexpected rooms
 tucked in every nook and cranny.
Enchanting
Best of award winning 7 restaurants abound this resort
with some being completly outdoors.
Lush well kept foilage everywhere made you feel secluded
as if on your own island.
Nice place to escape in the winter.
Patina quarter cut solid oak flooring/spanish style tile and antiques
grand in style from Europe EVERYWHERE.
Detail detail detail
Patina to the max.
From our room above, palm trees surround the pools and hot tubs
a perfect honeymoon/anniversay get-away.
You can also get married right here.

Just Outside...PINK cupcake heaven
This place always had a line up.
This is sick...and just too healthy... 4 of us shared one cupcake.
Promise this is true.
Pure dark chocolate bite was so good.

Kellys spa...healthy & relaxing beauty facials and massages.
Room service...breakfast...oatmeal with berries
Beds heavenly white. poofy. comfortable.
so relaxing
400 antique bells collected worldwide by original owner displayed
This... the grand entrance
check out the massive gold cherub mirror & brick walls!
A giant MaCaw greets you, during the day he is in this giant birdhouse
He's missing, because it's early morning.
Nature abounds at the Mission Inn California
Giant antique mall across the street...
How could I need to sleep over shopping here?
that's all true too
Reason enough to go back with empty suitcases.
Fanciness IN the shower
Only an hour from Laguna beach...little rainy
smell the ocean? mmmmm
Healthy for ones soul
Healthy food restaurants
Vegan Thai...we went twice, LOVED IT!
shrimp/chicken/beef made from tofu.
learned about eating glass noodles and hot jasmine tea.
Really it was the soy ice cream with dk chocolate chunks and black cherries
that brought us back.
Creamy goodness
Discovered this popular healthy food restaurant
at the Island Mall. Bison burger with sweet potato and kale.
Now I love Kale, boil it for about 3 mins.
 A "go back to" for sure.
Beautiful potted staircase at the island mall

My grandson heard some swear words coming from my lips
all true too
as we shopped the famous stores with their
name brands purses and clothing,
 I am not use to California mall prices.
Everything I looked at AND LOVED was expensive
OR better yet... not in MY price range.

Out came the swear words...too freely
sorry grandson
ashamed of myself.
couldn't be helped
I promise.
Will take duct tape my mouth when we go again.

Then to get our herbal tea...made from these hundreds of jars
This tea is alkaline...it can kill out the devil if he is inside you
SERIOUSLY
Can't you tell I seem to be a bit "devil free" lately?
Just say yes
thanks!
Ready to go home with our trunk full of herbals.
Hope we pass security
It's a good time of year to get out of freezing Utah
isn't it?

Thank you grandson, not only did you share a room with me
and had to go to sleep early
you gave up your warm socks for your freezing feet grandma.

P.S... check Hotels.com for the low room rates.

Hope  YOU TOO can work in a mini trip to the Mission Inn
What a unique experience.

Stay several days...and just enjoy!
p.s.
Thanks for your support this weekend.
You brave ones who came out in Saturdays heavy rain and snow.
Much appreciation!

3 comments:

Mimi Sue said...

Looks like great fun! We're in CA too but we're staying in our trailer! Not exactly as luxurious and I have too cook! Haha Be back next week. Mimi

The Cinnamon Stick said...

No wonder you were missing on the BRU...great post Brenda...of course now I am sad that I was home in the Pa. snow!! Glad you had a great time !!

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