Friday, December 12, 2008

a little rest and relaxation

A much needed day of rest was gladly welcomed on Day 5 of our vacation. We were so glad that we made sure to fit in this one day to do nothing. We slept in late (gotta love those blackout curtains), grabbed some brunch at Coco's in Newport Beach, picked up a few more groceries (including some frozen ravioli and french bread to fix for dinner later...definitely not gourmet, but budget friendly!)

After we got back to the resort we decided to walk around and check out some of the amenities it had to offer. The pool area is amazing and it was very quiet since it's the "off season". Next time we come back (and we definitely hope to!) we can't wait to make better use of the resort facilities. They have many activities for the children. While I took a little nap, Ryan played some Guitar Hero in the owner's lounge with a few other families. After that he headed on over to the ping pong tournament.

view from the main lobby's balcony

just ONE of the pools...there are a total of four!!

Later in the afternoon, we headed to Crystal Cove which was just a short 1/4 mile down the road. There was this cute little restaurant on the beach called Beachcombers Cafe, but the entrees ran about $18 minimum, so we decided to pass (remember we bought that frozen ravioli and bread to indulge in).

Christmas tree on the beach in front of the Beachcomber's Cafe

Just a few pictures from our walk on the beach

We ended the evening with a movie we had rented, and just relaxed (of course a little blogging was involved). I was so thankful for this day off, and rejuvenated for another two days of amusement park fun!


Smith Family said...

What a beautiful place.

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