Our anniversary was spent on the beautiful island of Catalina!
The beautiful two-day getaway was our gift from our parents. We thank you all so very much for our vacation! The newly renovated Pavilion Hotel is beyond words. The garden area between the rooms is breathtaking. The chairs are placed around the area in twos and the atmosphere is so relaxing and peaceful. The hummingbirds are addicted to all the purple flowers and
keep flying around the garden. The fire pit was probably our favorite spot to sit. We decided to enjoy our Perrier Jouet Rose around the fire on our anniversary as well!
Another part of our gift was the zip line! You travel over to the west side of the island and they take you up the hill by bus. From there, you are attached into a harness and "zipped" down to the next platform! So beyond amazing and beautiful. So much fun!
This one is Nick taking off.
This is a view of Nick coming in to the platform.
And one of me!
We enjoyed our time away very leisurely. We had almost no timeline we
had to follow and took long strolls along the water. We spent a lovely evening at Avalon Grill where we were given one of the best desserts of my life: Fried Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich... oh my goodness. A deep fried Oreo cookie is the top and bottom of the sandwich with a scoop of Oreo ice cream in the center. Oh, and there's two of them on the plate. I wish I would have taken a picture, but it still wouldn't have done this justice. I'm craving one now.
As if this vacation couldn't have gotten better, Nick surprised me with a beautiful sapphire necklace. His gift is something he's been talking about for months: UCLA vs USC at the Rosebowl in December. Life has been good to us and I hope it is finding you well too!
N & N