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Friday, October 7, 2022

About Last Week...

 





I hope that you had a good week.  My week's highlights consisted of one mammogram and the re-filling of two cavities. 

But enough with my bragging.



As many of you know, I was MIA last week.  I couldn't tell you ahead of time because I didn't want to tip off the paparazzi.  What can I say, folks?  It's a neverending battle.

The Mister and I snuck away for a little not-so-romantic getaway to Cabo.  We had never been there before.  And we almost ended up not going.  The Mister pulled out his back the day before our departure.  He was in a lot of pain.  I tried to get him to reschedule, but Stubborn Stanley would not have it.  He said it would be better in a couple of days.  By the way, he is still in pain after getting back to civilization and seeing a doctor and an Acupuncture/reflexologist.

The upside is that the Mister is very vocal about his pain and keeps me posted on every ache and pain.

Don't push that delete button yet!
I promise it gets better.


The hotel's SUV picked us up at the airport and delivered us to our destination, Las Ventanas Al Paraiso.  We were greeted with a trio of smiles and a foaming tequila shot.  I gave mine to the Mister with the hope that it would alleviate the pain as well as his vocal medical play-by-plays.



One of the staff escorted us to our beautiful suite.
  


That gorgeous headboard is part of the wall.
I know that because I wanted to see if it would fit in my suitcase.
Do you see that plate of tarts?
We came back from the pool every day, and some new scrumptious tarts were waiting for us.
Did you know that complimentary treats are calorie-free?
Yup, you heard it here first, folks.



The Mister and I had separate vanities.
Halleluiah!
He had plenty of room for his arsenal of Icy Hot, Ben Gay, Salonpas, KT Tape, Advil, and Doan's.



I didn't need my brand-new makeup mirror, after all.












We had a gorgeous patio where we started our day with coffee and ended it with a glass of vino.  We went to sleep to the sound of the waves. 



Room with a view.




We then headed for a little lunch.



Our appetizers arrived while the Mister attempted to fill the girls on his brave journey.
For some reason, they didn't pick up.



The food and service were beyond exemplary throughout our entire stay.



Can you tell he's biting the bullet?



There are several magnificent pools on the property.
When I zeroed in on this Adults Only sign, I knew we had found our home away from home. 



The hotel had an entire staff of charming people who were in charge of bringing refreshments and umbrella choreography.  The minute the slightest ray of sunshine hit my practically 40-year-old alabaster skin, a strong young man would be over to strategically move the umbrella.


Our ice bucket was replenished constantly.
  We had a call button but never needed it because a staff member constantly checked on us.

I told the Mister that I think we need a button at home.
Sometimes the Mister can't hear me when I need something.
He rolled his eyes and popped another Doan's.



Btw... this face spray is a game-changer.



The best of both worlds...
a pool and the ocean.



As I peruse these pics, it looks like we were the only guests.
The beauty of this resort is that it is so spread out and has several pools.





Towels were presented with bougainvillea buds. 





The first night we had dinner, we were treated to a tequila shot, otherwise known as the Mister's elixir.



I am never leaving.
We can sell the house from here. 










I was in heaven with all the blue and white!






I knew it was only a matter of time before the paparazzi arrived.








I'm still not leaving.
The kids and the dogs will never miss us.





This is the wine that was served at #1 AJ's wedding.



We toasted the Newlyweds.
Our second toast was one down, one to go!



He made it!



There were 2 evenings of fireworks.
Thanks for blowing my cover, paparazzi!



If you are looking to get away to a heavenly place with a staff that will spoil you to pieces, I highly recommend Las Ventanas al Paraiso.
  
We left with great memories, an extra ten pounds, and a bottle of the Mister's elixir.
By the way, the call button is not complimentary.
I found out the hard way.


 



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42 comments:

  1. What a wonderful experience--except for the pain and suffering of your other half. I have not been to Cabo in years but we loved it there. The food and the ocean, etc., and all that goes with it. I would LOVE one of those 'call' buttons! I think you should see if you can find a deal on them and resell them! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend. xo Diana

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  2. I love your humor and always look forward to your blog posts. Thank you for brightening my day!

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  3. My husband and I are hoping to go to a tropical locale in the spring and I have been looking for something special - this may be it! Thanks for the recommendation!!

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    1. I can't say enough wonderful things about it, Susan.

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  4. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's back! Your sense of humor never fails to make me laugh! That room is so gorgeous. I want that headboard too! And the tarts are making me hungry!

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    1. Thanks to his wife's TLC, he made a complete recovery. Thanks so much for your sweet words, Laura. I hope that you have a great weekend.

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  5. What a gorgeous place ! I must save up for a trip there.

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  6. Fantastic! Gorgeous property and views, love how spread out it is, my kind of paradise. I hope you like your new neighborhood as much as the one you left behind. 😉

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  7. Oh, my goodness. What a wonderful and fun post. Thanks so much for sharing it with us, and your humor, I enjoyed it so much. What a lovely place to stay!!!

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    1. It is wonderful! Thanks so much for your sweet words, Bonnie. Have a great weekend.

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  8. What a gorgeous hotel. I could almost taste the tacos and margarita. Sounds like a getaway is just what Mister needed for his back.
    Karen B.

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  9. Looks beautiful.....I am going to contact the hotel. Just what I have been looking for. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. You won't be sorry - it is magnificent! Enjoy your weekend.

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  10. Oh my....have always wanted to stay at Las Ventanas and it looks like it would not disappoint! Thanks for sharing all of your great stuff! Tanya's Aunt in Dallas

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    1. Helloooooooo Tanya's Aunt from Dallas! So great to hear from you! The best part for us in Dallas is that it's just over a 2-hour flight! Have a great weekend!

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  11. I just don't understand.....my summons to help carry your baggage, etc. must have gotten muddled among the technology mumble-jumble, and /or gotten lost in the mail! Your trip looks and sounds wonderful. If you weren't able to procure the headboard, I would have tried for the beautiful chest at the foot of the bed. Again, I could have carried it back for you.....just sayin'. Looking forward to more your great blogs and updates!!!! They make me smile every time! Best, Nancee

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    1. Thank you, dear Nancee. You have always been so supportive of my blog and I appreciate it so much. xx

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  12. OH wow! That looks amazing! I don't think I would ever want to leave either.

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  13. Great post! Is there a town nearby? Or did you stay at the Paradiso all day and just relax? Also, may I use your doggie’s picture to paint?

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    1. Of course you can paint Millie! I would love to see what she looks like when she sits still. We did not venture out of the resort because I was with a hurtin' puppy!

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  14. I’ve been meaning to comment on your blog for some time. Your humorous writing is fantastic! You make me laugh out loud! Plus your trip looked pretty special too!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. Have a great weekend!

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  15. My Mister has some of the same traits!
    Hope his back is better.
    Looks like a beautiful hotel.

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  16. Love it!!! I can tell you went shopping by the lovely blue embroidered dress ? You get an A+ for this one....laugh out loud funny. Thanks and a reminder for me to schedule that 7 day cruise to Baja where we get on the ship in port of Los Angeles.

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  17. What a fabulous resort - happy to hear he is treating you well, back pain and all!!

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  18. Katie, I laughed out loud so many times when reading this post. You have a killer sense of humor and are a fantastic writer as well — good for you. I really look forward to all of your entertaining posts — thanks for doing what you do. I read a lot of blogs and your’s is probably my favorite.

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  19. Looks like a bit of Mexican paradise! A lot of beautiful serene blue in your photos - from the sky to the ocean to the dining!

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  20. What a smartie you are to get away this time of the year - just before the rush of the holidays begin. Lovely resort and the food looks almost as good as what The Mister cooks for you back home! You're living the life, sister!

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    1. That was me - Leslie Anne Tarabella - not anonymous!

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  21. I always enjoy your play by play's Katie. We have not been to Cabo in years, but our kids love it. I have heard Las Ventanas is wonderful. It sounds heavenly.

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  22. Just what I needed today, SEVERAL good laughs, wonderful scenery and a new wine to try! I am new to your blog but enjoying tremendously!

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    1. Welcome to my blog. Thank you for your sweet words. Hope that you're having a wonderful weekend.

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  23. What a gorgeous hotel...I'm putting it on my bucket list. I hope the Mister's back feels better soon. That (along with a toothache) is the worst kind of pain! Have a good weekend.

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  24. Oh my, that sure looks like a slice of heaven!! Nice that you could get away and I hope your Mister's sacrifice was appreciated!! (Hope he is feeling much better now!) Have a blessed weekend!!

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  25. Ah, PEN, how I enjoy your travels! This is your NOT anonymous Spritzer loving friend. Anyhoo ... we've been eyeing at this resort and I'm now sold. My mister could use some elixir. I hope it's worked wonders on yours. By the way, I'm sharing this post on my blog tomorrow. xoxo

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  26. Wow Katie, what a dreamy vacay! Sounds like heaven to me!

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  27. Katie, this looks like an AMAZING adventure, the resort, the food, the views and of course the Mr. I hope that he is feeling better! Thanks for sharing. I have bookmarked this beautiful resort just in case I have any funds left from our remodel. Have a great weekend.
    Elizabeth@pineconesandacorns.com

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  28. It looks incredible, I would never want to leave! I hope your husband's back is better now.

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  29. Wow, looks like a lovely place. Perhaps we need to book it for dull and dead January. Sure do hope the Mister's back is better. Back pain is the worse! Happy week!

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  30. Charlene G here. Still Anonymous. I keep getting messages to check my browser to allow sign ins. I think they they I am you! FABULOUS POST! This is the was retirement should look! Gorgeous pictures thanks for posting. Hope The Mister’s back misery is better!

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  31. Annie G here. As I sit here viewing this post on a very gloomy rainy day, I am so jealous. The travel wardrobe for both you and the mister are stunning. The blue and white pottery would have accidentally fallen into my suitcase. What a great vacation!

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