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By the beautiful sea……O.K., the Pacific Ocean.
I always forget how awesome this is!
I took Nikka with me to the Ritz Carlton at Laguna-Niguel for a special event.
Need I say how much we both needed even this brief vacation?
Here’s the view from our room.
Kita was in the Caribbean Suite at Dog Resort Hotel & Spa where we could watch her on our iPhones.
Word has it she fell in love with a handsome German Shepherd.
Breakfast anyone? Wonder if there was anything else we could have ordered….
This fellow was our breakfast companion! He loved everything!
Time to hit the beach.
Or not…
Looking back at the hotel….
Oh joy…Sweet Jane, Tanya and Nikka….happy, happy…
Did I say happy? Ecstatic!
I think it’s time to take a couple of moments and just chill…
The meeting will be called to order….
Ahhhhhhh………Are you relaxed yet?
We watched the stunning sunset and then it was time to get ready for the event.
These strawberries were sent to the room and Nikka keeps insisting they
were from a secret admirer we met earlier…..
Next day my snowbirds from Chicago drove down from Newport Beach (or is it up?)
Finally, Nikka & I went whale watching but they were shy and we just got to chase the
dolphins but we saw a rainbow and that made up for the missing whales…
And this cutie…
Not quite sure why I received such largess but I suspect it was from Lynne Tucker at Pro- Travel.
I decided to have a movie marathon so we watched ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ with breakfast and ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ along with ‘The Shape of Water’ that evening.
(We saw two other movies after we checked out.)
         “Unable to perceive the shape of you
           I find you all around me
          Your presence fills my eyes with your love…
          It humbles me
          For you are everywhere”
Last scene in ‘The Shape of Water’
This view from the room was absolutely stunning!
I guess you can figure out what this was about….
This much ‘stuff’ after only four days is embarrassing but getting everything was quite fun!
Enough of that….back to the real world.
I decided not to fight the traffic back as even with a late check out it would be horrible
so….of course….a movie!
This was my first time at a Cinépolis and I have to say that Orange County is in no way the real world.
First, the most comfortable ‘chairs’ ever that you can adjust…go ahead, put your feet up!
We ordered gobs of food and a handsome server brought everything to us.  Eeeee gads!
Sooooo fun! We saw this and then ‘The Post’.
Sending Valentine love to all.  Remember to live joyfully!

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